Tag: Inshore Reef Areas Occasionally

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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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Petter gets a close encounter with a very relaxed Hawksbill Turtle

Petter Bugge gets a fantastic close encounter with a feeding Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys Imbricata) at Laem Tien, Koh Tao during his

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Humpback Grouper (Cromileptes Altivelis)

This photo of the very rare, and oddly shaped Humpback Grouper (Cromileptes Altivelis) that appeared at Sail Rock in 2011 clearly shows the distinctive shaped that characterizes the species.

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Big-Eye Trevallies (Caranx Sexfasciatus)

During the daytime, huge schools of similarly sized Big-Eye Trevallies (Caranx Sexfasciatus) can often be found encircling the deeper offshore pinnacles such as Sail Rock.

Closer to the main pinnacle, there tends to be smaller groups of sub-adults such as the group in this photo.

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Carpet Eel Blenny (Congrogadus Subducens) - Dark Variation

A rather poor quality photo showing the dark variation of the Carpet Eel Blenny (Congrogadus Subducens).

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Whale Shark T-049

Whale Shark T-049 showed absolutely no fear of divers or snorkelers on what was a very busy day at Sail Rock, Koh Phangan.
He spent at least 5 hours constantly swimming through groups of divers or approaching snorkellers on the surface...

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Ecocean Whale Shark Identification Project Key Identification Area

The critical zone for successful "mapping" of the spot pattern on an individual Whale Shark is this rectangular area from the gills, to behind the pectoral (side) fin.

This zone can be either the left or right side of the body, however it is the left side which is most crucial, as it is this side which is used as the datum for each individual.