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The Maldives on a (smallish) budget

The Maldives is somewhere we never thought we’d be able to afford to visit. It was by chance that we found a blog about coming here on a budget that made us decide we could do it. 2,081 more words

5-17-18 Gold-specs Jawfish from Ron's Hidden Reef Series

Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Family: Opistognathidae (Jawfishes)

Genus/species: Opistognathus randalli

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS Has two large bulging eyes to peak to of its burrow. 143 more words


5-16-18 Harlequin Shrimp from Ron’s Hidden Reef Crustacean Series

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda (crayfish, crabs, lobsters, prawns, and shrimp)
Infraorder: Caridea
Family: Hymenoceridae

Genus/species: Hymenocera picta

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Pinkish white body color with splashes of purple-edged pink spots. 169 more words


Tauchen auf Koh Tao

Reisetage/ Travel days: 258-263

Koh Tao ist eine kleine tropische Insel, die vor allem bei Reisenden für eines bekannt ist: Tauchen! 1,875 more words


Hawaii bans sale of certain sunscreens to protect coral reef; too little, too late.

The Hawaiian State Legislature has moved to ban the sale of certain sunscreens that contain Oxybenzone and Oxinoxate as they have been found to be harmful to reef ecology. 822 more words