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#1 Graham Abbott

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 11:40 PM

Check this out... I found this very unusual fish on a night dive at 33m. Accoridng to Gerry Allen and a few other fish experts it's totally new to them. Has anyone else seen anything like this?

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 05:30 PM

Very nice! Never saw this one before, and if Gerry says it's new, then it's new!

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:29 AM

Spectacular find, Graham! Care to tell us (even roughly) where this was?

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#4 Graham Abbott

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 07:48 AM

Yeah no problem I saw in Horseshoe Bay, south Rinca!

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 09:29 AM

Yeah no problem I saw in Horseshoe Bay, south Rinca!

All I find around here that I can't identify is usually stuck to the bottom of my shoe ...

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 06:09 PM

definitely looks like a kind of scorpion fish.

How big was it?

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:45 AM

May I suggest posting this in the Critter Identification forum?

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 08:34 AM

nice find Graham!