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  1. Hi everyone, just posted a write-up and some photos: http://www.tonywublog.com/20120205/diving-...new-guinea.html
  2. Great video Eric. Looks like you guys had an epic trip!
  3. Thanks Luiz. From a quick google search, that looks right! I'll pass that on to Bob. Cheers, Tony
  4. Bob Halstead took this photo during my recent trip in Milne Bay, PNG. It appears to be a juvenile fish eating a small jellyfish. Does anyone happen to recognize this fish?
  5. Hi Luiz, No problem. Have just been getting help from a guy in Japan who seems to know a lot about gobies. It's looking like they're all Vanderhorstia species. The first one seems to resemble a goby that's spotted often in Bali, commonly referred to as a "spangled shrimp goby" (photos show up with a google search). The second might be V. lanceolata. Not too sure about that ID though. The third seems to be V. ornatissima. Cheers, Tony
  6. Are there any goby experts who might know what these gobies are? All the photos are from Kokopo (next to Rabaul) in PNG, between 7 and 10 meters depth, mucky bottom. I think the first one is a species of Vanderhorstia, but not sure. I have no idea for the other two. They are all shrimp gobies. Thanks, Tony Update: Got an ID of V. ornatissima for the third one. Looks right to me.
  7. Received a tentative ID of Synchiropus bartelsi
  8. Yeah, it's certainly a beautiful fish, whatever it is.
  9. This photo of dragonet is from a friend in Cairns. She took the photo a few years ago, in about 7 to 10 meters of water, among ruble and Acropora corals and came across another one last week. She's exhausted her supply of critter ID books, and I couldn't find this in any of mine. Anyone have an idea what species this might be?
  10. Received a helpful note from Dr Mark Norman: Looks like a squid from the family Chiroteuthidae. They are midwater squid that hang off ammonia pockets in the first pair of arms (the fatter ones) and dangle feeding tentacle lures below them. Might have been snapped up in a group or been an incidental catch. Seems a bit little to be a targeted feed for a sperm whale. Like us eating ants.
  11. The squid was certainly fresh, but after my Architeuthis-tasting experience with Douglas Seifert (a foul experience...due mostly to the squid ), I'm somewhat hesitant to insert unidentified cephalopod parts in my mouth these days
  12. You'd be amazed at how many worms live there
  13. Thanks Leslie. I was going to write to Mark if my open plea didn't produce any results. I was actually floating around looking for pelagic worms when this big whale swam up and plopped a squid in my hand...
  14. A sperm whale I was swimming with dropped a small squid, photos posted on my blog. Anyone happen to know what kind it is? http://www.tonywublog.com/20110414/squid-d...perm-whale.html Thanks, Tony
  15. He's definitely a talented singer. Really nice guy too. A copy of the video is on its way over to him, so I hope he's happy with the result
  16. I just posted a video of some of the photos and video clips I've taken in Ambon. [vimeo] [/vimeo] Not all the images are from this most recent trip, but all the video clips are, and all the wide-angle macro shots as well. The music is a local song called Panggayo, which Michael performed for me. Michael picks up guests at the airport for Maluku Divers
  17. Ha ha! That was the challenge of using this lens. Not to find unusual animals per se, but depict normal animals in an unusual way. Incredibly frustrating, but fun when it works Cheers, Tony
  18. A few photos I took with the Totomega lens: I'll be uploading more to my blog in the coming days. Here's some information about the lens if you're interested: http://www.tonywublog.com/20101119/totomeg...hotography.html
  19. Eric received a bit of attention from some lovely young lasses at TDEX: Of course, I couldn't resist documenting the experience for the enjoyment of all. Full details on my site: http://www.tonywublog.com/20100712/eric-ch...e-fan-club.html
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