Tag: Chaloklum pier (Koh Phangan)

The main pier from which the dive boats depart each day. Situated in Chaloklum village at the North of Koh Phangan. Interesting, shallow "muck dives" can be done below or close to the pier where a surprising abundance of marine life including Seahorses, Boxfish and Nudibranchs can be found.

The main pier from which the dive boats depart each day. Situated in Chaloklum village at the North of Koh Phangan. Interesting, shallow "muck dives" can be done below or close to the pier where a surprising abundance of marine life including Seahorses, Boxfish and Nudibranchs can be found.
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High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes Mitratus) - female

This High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes Mitratus), probably a female due to the relatively short first dorsal spines, was patrolling a small, sparsely weeded area just beside Chaloklum pier.

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High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes Mitratus)

A male High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes Mitratus) keeps a watchful eye on its surroundings from the relative safety of disused oyster shell beneath Chaloklum pier

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Carpet Eel Blenny (Congrogadus Subducens) - "Mottled" Variation

Carpet Eel Blennies (Congrogadus Subducens) are not seen all that often, but when they are, it's usually this far more colourful "mottled" variety rather than the less common black variation.

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Chaloklum Bay (Koh Phangan)

Chaloklum Bay, situated at the most northern point of Koh Phangan island, with the highest peak on the island, Khao Ra just off the right side of this photograph, in the background.

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Long-Beaked Coralfish (Chelmon Rostratus)

An adult Long-Beaked Coralfish (Chelmon Rostratus) searches for food beneath Chaloklum pier.

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Blue-Speckled Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus Caeruleomaculatus)

A rather fat looking Blue-Speckled Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus caeruleomaculatus), stands guard at the entrance to the burrow it shares with this Alpheid "Pistol" Shrimp (Aplheus sp.) beneath