Just got back from Indonesia, where I met a few cephs.

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I just returned from a month in Indonesia. I went to Lembeh Straits on the Island of Sulawesi, then on to West Papua to dive Cenderawasih Bay. Here are a few critters I saw along the way...

Blue ring






Wonderpus






A different wonderpus. I thought it was a mimicus, but.....





Then it did the sea snake imitation which made me think mimicus again. Hmmmmm....



This was a HUGE cuttlefish. This was the male of a mating pair. He was so big, I had to stay back to try to get him in frame. That's why the lighting is so poor.



The equally big female



This is just a fraction of my photos which I have barely dented. I have a maginatus and a longarm...somewhere....I'll post them when I find them
 

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These are a few I took in Ambon, Indonesia

Back off!! I love the way he is holding onto the coral to stay still.




Any ideas on this one? He was small and used bipedal movement. Not a marginatus, I don't think







Wonderpus, I think



Mimic?? Longarm???






Come here, baby...I love ya....




Pygmy cuttlefish



More coming.
 

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Ahhhh!!! Awesome!!! Indonesia is where it's at for octopuses and cephs it seems! I love the photos - please keep them coming! Did you have any interactions with them? :tentacle:
 

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Triton Bay, Indonesia

Bobtail squid







This is a blur ring, but I'm thinking a different subspecies than I usually see. This one had very different behavior and never flashed his rings. It is hard to see them, but they are there.





He got a little angry here. He went red instead of blanching and flashing his rings.



Swimming








Mating pair of cuttles




OK OK...I'll stop now!
 

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Ahhhh!!! Awesome!!! Indonesia is where it's at for octopuses and cephs it seems! I love the photos - please keep them coming! Did you have any interactions with them? :tentacle:
Oh YES!!

When I find one, I might spend the whole dive watching and slightly interacting with them. I don't harrass them so they often come check me out. I took a GoPro on this last trip and got a couple of cute videos. I just need to learn how to upload and edit them. SIGH!
 

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I am so envious! Please post more to continue my vicarious adventure (I would likely drown because I would forget where I was or to check my air)! Hopefully @mucktopus and @Neogonodactylus will check in soon and give an ID on the little red guy (too much cripsis for the little Macropus we often see), red blue ring and the mimic.

YouTube or Vimeo are likely your best video upload bets. They are both free to join and continually upgrade their offerings. Vimeo has more privacy options but more posting limits for their free accounts. Both can be easily embedded into the bulletin board posts once they are uploaded. We'll take them unedited if that helps any :cephdevil:

I keep thinking I want a GoPro but don't get into the water enough to justify it and it won't shoot inside my tanks well because of the lack of distance. I did buy a used get wet camera to try in the tanks but have not made the attempt for fear of ruining it on the first use :roll:
 
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allison finch said:
I just returned from a month in Indonesia. I went to Lembeh Straits on the Island of Sulawesi, then on to West Papua to dive Cenderawasih Bay. Here are a few critters I saw along the way...
Allison, that is so awesome a trip. Thank you so much for sharing. Keep the pics coming. the vids can also be uploaded to photobucket.com free and then attached to forum threads.

Dick
 

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