🇬🇧Mo’orea, which means ‘golden lizard’ in polynesian language, is the island closest to Tahiti island, where is the capital of French Polynesia, Papeete.
When diving in Mo’orea clear waters lagoon (pics 1 and 5) is not difficult to meet pacific green turtles (pic 2), white tip sharks (pic 3) or even a bad-tempered, with a beautiful ‘moustache triggerfish’ (pic 4).
🇧🇷Mo’orea que significa ‘lagarto dourado’ em linguagem polinésia, é a ilha mais próxima da ilha chamada Tahiti, onde está a capital da Polinésia Francesa, Papeete.
Ao mergulhar nas águas claras da lagoa de Mo’orea (fotos 1 e 5) não é difícil encontrar tartarugas-verdes do pacífico (foto 2), tubarões galha-preta (foto 3), ou mesmo um mal-humorado, ‘moustache balistes’ com seu belo bigode.
To compensate for the gradual loss of their external gastropod shells, opisthobranchs evolved a comprehensive battery of sophisticated defensive strategies and behaviors. This slow process allowed them to venture out more freely into a hostile world in pursuit of food and mates. Some defences, such as tough skin and imbedded spines, are basic. Where as their ability to commandeer noxious chemicals and stinging nematocysts from prey and amend them for their own benefit are extremely refined adaptations (Nudibranch behaviour (D.W. Behrens 2007)) Santa paz, #SogodBay#LeytedelSur , #Philippines#canon#g16 / #meikon housing
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I was so concentrated on this Mantis Shrimp displaying its beautiful colors that I only noticed the beautiful nudibranch on the top right after my dive. With @__e_t_h_a_n____ & @anishabooj 😬
Spot: Ti Korail, Mauritius
Depth: 15 Meters