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Shrimp Gobie and Alpheus shrimp roommate at Wakatobi
Wakatobi’s Odd Couple

A closer look at one of the ocean’s most interesting partnerships; fish and crustaceans at Wakatobi.  With thousands of species of fish and invertebrates to

Grey Nurse Shark Census
Grey Nurse Shark Census

Harmonised Grey Nurse Shark Census THE CENSUS The Census is being conducted by 23 commercial dive operations who offer Grey Nurse Shark diving. This census

Bargibant Pygmy Seahorse
Wakatobi’s Littlest Seahorse

A Peek into the Small World of the Pygmy Seahorses at Wakatobi  Though you might not guess it based on name or appearance, seahorses are

Male Yellowfin flasher wrasse (Paracheilinus flavianalis) strutting his stuff for the ladies. Photo by Wayne Osborn
Wakatobi’s Flash Mob

Reports have been coming in that divers at Wakatobi are getting flashed – that is by flasher wrasses.  Search around the edges of a reef

Purple hairy squat lobster (Lauriea siagiani)
Wakatobi’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Locate a sea anemone and you’ll probably run into some of Nemo’s cohabiting cousins. Take a closer look among the undulating tentacles and you might also happen upon a tiny harlequin crab slurping up food scraps from its host’s leftover dinner.

Getting Trigger Happy at Wakatobi
Getting Trigger Happy at Wakatobi

Discover why the triggerfish on Wakatobi reefs are worth a look. Though often overlooked by divers, triggerfish are worth a closer look. You often find

Wakatobi Dive Resort
There Be Dragons Here

Recognizable by their long, thin body, high dorsal fins and expanded anterior nostrils ribbon eels (Rhinomuraena quaesita) bare an uncanny similarity to a mythical Chinese