Okinawa, Photography, Underwater
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Christmas Diving at Cape Zanpa, Okinawa


A great couple of Christmas dives yesterday with my buddy Hiroshi at Cape Zanpa. Rinsed the gear and now sorting through images with a pile of reference books at my side.

Identifying fish is often a challenge especially when some of them such as the bullethead parrotfish change their shape, color, and even sex over the course of their lives. Trying to identify corals is even trickier, but hopefully over the years I’ll be able to better differentiate between the various sponges, sea fans, soft corals, stony corals and anemones. The featured photo is I believe a Periclimenes psamathe ( seafan shrimp) on a Muricella sp. gogorian sea fan.

(Initial phase) Daisy parrotfish / Bullethead parrotfish, Chlorurus sordidus, Scaridae, @ Cape Zanpa, Okinawa, Japan.
(Terminal phase) Daisy parrotfish / Bullethead parrotfish, Chlorurus sordidus, Scaridae, @ Cape Zanpa, Okinawa, Japan.
Clark’s Anemonefish Amphiron carkii, Damselfishes Pomacentidae @ Cape Zanpa, Okinawa, Japan.
Crinoids / Feather Stars on large sea fan (Melithaea sp.) @ Cape Zanpa, Okinawa, Japan.
Achaeus japonicus, aka the orangutan crab on Bubble coral Plerogyra sinuosa @ Cape Zanpa, Okinawa, Japan.

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