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Underwater Photo Location: Near Romantic Beach, Perhentian Kecil

Underwater Photo Location: Near Romantic Beach, Perhentian Kecil

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Shallow sandy area with lots of small soft corals in a depth of 12 to 14 metres. Usually little to no current. The area is a nursery for small fish and the soft corals are home to numerous small crabs, so there is lots of macro life. Sea Temp in May 29c

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Facts about Near Romantic Beach, Perhentian Kecil
  • It is in Malaysia
  • Near Romantic Beach, Perhentian Kecil is in the South China Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-20 Metres 0-60 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
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Marine Life

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by Brian Mayes
This tiny (15mm) Porcelain Crab (Porcellanella sp.) is commensal with soft corals. Usually they hide inside the soft coral so you normally only get to see a part of it. Luckily, I found this one on the outside trying to catch some passing food.

by Brian Mayes
Full frame close up of baby Sea Moth (Pegasidae) with grains of sand on it's head. <><><><>Canon G9 and stacked Inon UCL-165 macro lenses.

by Brian Mayes
The Happy Couple - A pair of Short-tailed Pipefish (Trachyrhamphus biocoarctatus).. ><((((º>`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸><((((º>·.¸¸Canon G9

by Brian Mayes
This charming little Red-Papulose Gymnodoris (Gymnodoris rubropapillosa) is one of the predator nudibranchs that hunts down and eats other nudibranchs. ..¸><((((º>·.¸.·´¯`·...¸><((((º>·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens

by Brian Mayes
Cute smiling Porcelain Crab (Lissoporcellana sp)..¸><((((º>·.¸.·´¯`·...¸><((((º>·..Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 lenses

by Brian Mayes
Tiny 2cm baby Midring Blue Ring Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.4)..¸><((((º>·..Canon G9 & 2 stacked Inon UCL-165 lenses

by Brian Mayes
Inornate Gymnodoris (Gymnodoris inornata) one of the cannibal nudibranchs.

by Brian Mayes
"I love you little cuttlefish"

by Brian Mayes
Sea Pen Crab (Porcellanella triloba)— Canon G9, 1/320th, f8, 2 stacked Inon UCL-165 close-up lenses, internal flash (no external strobe), full frame. — at Pasir Ngala, Perhentians, Malaysia.
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