Scientific name: Hippocampus bargibanti
Size: Up to 1 inche maximum
Color: Tint varies according to the support
Distinguishing feature: Very small, his body is filled with multiple bulbous growths
Where did we see it: Bali and Gili, Raja Ampat
This seahorse is mostly visible in Asia. Very small, it can be hard to find.
However, if you know which gorgonians to look for (muricella plectana and muricella paraplectana) and that you take your time to find it, this shouldn't be a problem!
This hippocampus is carnivorous and feeds on small crustaceans.
It is also ovoviparous and they are the males that incubate the eggs, not the females.
The whale shark is the largest fish in the world!
Some whales are larger, but they are mammals, not fish!
Turtles are in economy mode when they are sleeping. If they are woken during night, they may not have enough air to return to surface.
So, please be careful during night dives!
Some sharks can stay motionless on the sand (white tips reef sharks, nurse sharks, etc.).
These sharks don't have to swim to bring oxygen to their gills like other sharks (grey, hammerheads tc.)