Tag: Deeper Offshore Locations Occasionally

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Moon Wrasse (Thalassoma lunare) - dominant male with subordinates

A single dominant male Moon Wrasse (Thalassoma lunare) carefully guards its harem of "intermediate phase" females (and subordinate males) during a period of spawning at Sail Rock.

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Banded Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus Cinctus) - Yellow and Dark Variations

This photograph from Tanote Bay, Koh Tao shows the fairly uncommon combination of both the yellow/gold and darker brown variations of Banded Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus) together.

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Lagoon Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus Cyanotaenia)

This Lagoon Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus cyanotaenia), photographed at Mae Haad/Koh Ma reef, shows yet another slight colour variation.

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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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Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus Leucas) cruise past Sail Rock's "Batfsh Pinnacle"

A very close encounter with a pair of the "resident" Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus Leucas) beside Sail Rock's "Batfish Pinnacle".

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Bull Shark (Carcharhinus Leucas)

One of the small group of Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus Leucas) that suddenly appeared at Sail Rock around July 2012.

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Black-Blotched Porcupinefish (Diodon Liturosus)

A pair of approachable Black-Blotched Porcupinefish (Diodon Liturosus) photographed beneath Chaloklum pier.

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Duskytail Grouper (Epinephelus Bleekeri)

In this photograph of a Duskytail Grouper (Epinephelus Bleekeri), photographed on the outer reef slope at Mae Haad/Koh Ma reef, the translucent pectoral fin, unmarked anal fin and the yellow/blueish colouration of the

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Variable Fangblenny (Petroscirtes Variabilis)

A Variable Fangblenny (Petroscirtes Variabilis) makes good use of a discarded Coke can beneath Chaloklum pier.