The Funny Sponge Crab

The Funny Sponge Crab

Alias, the crab that carries our cousins on his back Date: 25th of April 2022 Dive Site: Dili Rock East. Time: 08:11 pm. Action: night dive. Divers: Dorothee, Stephane, Chriss and  Sam . Dive guide: Giovanni. Depth: 5 m. We are on a long...

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Sex Change in the Underwater World

Sex Change in the Underwater World

During the past few decades a large debate concerning gender identity and sex change has been raised in the western world, involving many different sectors of our society: politics, medicine, psychology, physiology, philosophy, religion etc. The...

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Russian Roulette and the pufferfish

Russian Roulette and the pufferfish

When I first got to Timor Leste one of my first scuba dives was along the beautiful wall at Bobs Rock. On the return leg the current had picked up a bit so we were having to fin against the current, when I spotted a beautiful pufferfish with a...

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Dugongs – The Mermaids of East Timor

Dugongs – The Mermaids of East Timor

The dugong is a large marine mammals which together with the manatee are part of the order of Sirenia. The sirenians are actually closer related to elephants than any other sea life. The average size they grow to is around 3 metres in length and...

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Shark of the Month – Oceanic Whitetip

Shark of the Month – Oceanic Whitetip

Last month Shark Guardian told us about the porbeagle shark as it was 1 of the 5 shark species to be discussed at CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) this month, possibly to go on to Appendix 2. Well as we’ve been...

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