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I've been diving and snorkeling in Fiji this week. Thought I would share some of my favorite pictures!

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I love anemones, so you'll probably see more photos of them than anything...

 

Saw a couple S. mertensii anemones. These things are HUGE in the wild!!

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BTAs, as usual making their home in the center of coral colonies

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Haddoni anemones are found so shallow in the water during low tide!

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Huge tabling acro colony

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Beautiful color combo of these Christmas tree worms, maroon and white!

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Found a zoa colony under a rock outcrop half exposed to air during low tide. Also a surprising amount of flow going over them.

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A "high end" mont, aka M. palawanensis

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Thank you for these! The zoas being out of water for any amount of time and thriving is fascinating to me. I know it’s not imperative that corals (except sponges) be submerged all the time. I wonder how long they’re out of water due to the tide.. anyhow, looks like you had a great trip! Did you see any fish besides all the happy clowns?


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I didn’t know you were a big anemone fan... was that a rib poke to Ty about his upcoming CSB dole out....


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Thank you for these! The zoas being out of water for any amount of time and thriving is fascinating to me. I know it’s not imperative that corals (except sponges) be submerged all the time. I wonder how long they’re out of water due to the tide.. anyhow, looks like you had a great trip! Did you see any fish besides all the happy clowns?


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Fish are more difficult to capture, anytime I swim towards a pretty fish with the camera, they take off. Otherwise the fish is too far away in the photo and looks very small in the photo. I don't have the patience to sit and wait for fish to come close up on their own for a shot. Clowns are an exception because they're so aggressive in guarding their anemone that they come out towards you to chase you off 🤣
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I didn’t know you were a big anemone fan... was that a rib poke to Ty about his upcoming CSB dole out....


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Gigem is an anemone geek. And yes, I'm sure that BTA in the middle of the coral colony is a rib poke at me. We have documented battles on texts about anemones (yes, this is what reef geeks text about). They're a good read.
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Gigem is an anemone geek. And yes, I'm sure that BTA in the middle of the coral colony is a rib poke at me. We have documented battles on texts about anemones (yes, this is what reef geeks text about). They're a good read.

We could probably publish a book out of those debates now 🤣
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Great stuff. Shot like a pro.   That Haddoni is a bit  too big for my tank..... But it was nice of you to offer

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awesome pictures.  something you failed to realize... your tank at home might be pilfered since we know you are not there.. muahahahahahaaa.

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awesome pictures.  something you failed to realize... your tank at home might be pilfered since we know you are not there.. muahahahahahaaa.

I was afraid posting would notify you that it's only guarded by Ty. But Ty can be a vicious guard, it's in good hands

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2 hours ago, Gig 'em @ NDstructible said:


I was afraid posting would notify you that it's only guarded by Ty. But Ty can be a vicious guard, it's in good hands emoji16.png

not if you dig a small hole he falls into and he cant get out.  or setup one of those outdoor playpens for kids to trap him.  plus, i was gonna use his copy of the keys :)

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not if you dig a small hole he falls into and he cant get out.  or setup one of those outdoor playpens for kids to trap him.  plus, i was gonna use his copy of the keys

Simply putting a baby gate in front of his door does the trick I've learned. Keeps him trapped in his house or whatever room you use it on 🤣 Sorry Ty, low hanging fruit... that even you can't grab. Ooooooooooooh

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I woke up to beautiful pictures of natural reefs and ended it with getting ragged on. I'm starting the anti-Ty-bullying campaign. As soon as I figure out how to get out of the house with this dang gate in front of it and eat a snack from this fruit I can almost reach.... Just a little further and I got it...

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10 hours ago, Gig 'em @ NDstructible said:


I was afraid posting would notify you that it's only guarded by Ty. But Ty can be a vicious guard, it's in good hands emoji16.png

Dangle a pretty acro in front of him on a string and he's done...

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Likely my last photos. Most of the shots I took yesterday were too blue or blurry, but here's a few at least.
Probably the nicest acro I've seen in Fiji so far, orange/red with blue growing tips
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The biggest emperor angel I've ever seen.
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The abyss
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A neat sea slug in the sand at low tide
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Some more zoas found in a fairly wavy area at low tide
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It looked nicer in person...
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I wish I could capture the magnitude and beauty of a reef scene, this will have to do
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That acro colony is amazing!

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1 hour ago, Gig 'em @ NDstructible said:

Likely my last photos. Most of the shots I took yesterday were too blue or blurry, but here's a few at least.
Probably the nicest acro I've seen in Fiji so far, orange/red with blue growing tips
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Did you...did you frag it???  Tell me you fragged it. . .you'd only need to avoid a cavity search at Customs.  We're only talking about you having the frag bag inserted for what - 20 hours?  You can do it.   Think about the club, man!   😋

 

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Did you...did you frag it???  Tell me you fragged it. . .you'd only need to avoid a cavity search at Customs.  We're only talking about you having the frag bag inserted for what - 20 hours?  You can do it.   Think about the club, man!  
 
Did you record GPS coordinates? We can send a drone to clip a piece for us!

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Did you...did you frag it???  Tell me you fragged it. . .you'd only need to avoid a cavity search at Customs.  We're only talking about you having the frag bag inserted for what - 20 hours?  You can do it.   Think about the club, man!  
 

I mean, I could try to regulate my body temperature to drop down to 80 and stay there for 24 hours, but no promises...

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The diving looks amazing! Sounds like an awesome trip!

-Paula

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