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Twittering “24 Hours in the Life of WWF” from Lembeh Strait

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23 September 2009

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I am now enlightened on the world famous place called Lembeh Strait. I’m no longer a Lembeh virgin! Hurrah!

We’re here in Lembeh Resort to show what biodiversity is all about. Coincidentally, we’re also here to Twitter our activities, joining in the worldwide celebration of WWF Founder Sir Peter Scott’s 100th birthday. For one whole day, WWF staff from around the world will Tweet what they are doing on Twitter #wwf24 and we are part of this cool activity called “24 Hours in the Life of WWF”!

So. Our first dive was a spectacular muck extravaganza. I LOVE muck diving, and I was truly in muck heaven. The dive site is called Pantai and here is a gallery of images taken, hmmm, seven minutes away from the resort?

Giant mantis shrimp (Lysiosquilla sp.) out of its hole! Our dive guide marine biologist Dimpy has never seen this in the 3 years she's been here!Giant mantis shrimp (Lysiosquilla sp.) out of its hole digging! Our dive guide marine biologist Dimpy Jacobs has never seen this in the three years she's been here! Weedy scorpionfish (Rhinopia frondosa) so well camouflaged! What you don't see in the picture were 7 lionfish and 4 scorpionfish so close together!Weedy scorpionfish (Rhinopia frondosa) so well camouflaged! What you don't see in the picture were 7 lionfish and 4 scorpionfish so close together! Immobile juvenile Humpback scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis diabolus) on the rubble.Immobile juvenile Humpback scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis diabolus) on the rubble. Ambon scorpionfish (Pteroidichtys ambioinensis) so beautiful beside a look-a-like seaweedAmbon scorpionfish (Pteroidichtys ambioinensis) so beautiful beside a look-a-like seaweed Juvenile Starry pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) I like this little baby. We have the same name!Juvenile Starry pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) I like this little baby. We have the same name! Couldn't find this beauty for a moment there. A Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus) Couldn't find this beauty for a moment there. A Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus) Cockatoo waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus) with divers in the backgroundCockatoo waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus) with divers in the background

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  • Nicole Szalek

    Hey Stella and Yogi
    It’s Nicole from Undersea here. Well no longer from Undersea but just so y’know who it is. What amazing photo’s you have and all this just minutes from where you’re staying. Beats the overnight journey out to Osprey eh? So glad to hear you are having a wonderful experience and your images send me right back down under the ocean again to the spectacular marine life that I miss. It has been awhile since I have done a dive as I am 2 weeks off having our baby. Keep up the good work and keep the photo’s coming.
    Lots of love from Port Douglas
    Nic, Sam and the bump x

  • Nicole Szalek

    Hey Stella and Yogi
    It’s Nicole from Undersea here. Well no longer from Undersea but just so y’know who it is. What amazing photo’s you have and all this just minutes from where you’re staying. Beats the overnight journey out to Osprey eh? So glad to hear you are having a wonderful experience and your images send me right back down under the ocean again to the spectacular marine life that I miss. It has been awhile since I have done a dive as I am 2 weeks off having our baby. Keep up the good work and keep the photo’s coming.
    Lots of love from Port Douglas
    Nic, Sam and the bump x