Posted in Uncategorized on November 18, 2012 by jbarnaart

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.  Thomas Fuller (1732)

Creeping beauty

Posted in Underwater world on November 18, 2012 by jbarnaart

Creeping beauty

Nudibranch or Sea slugs often have such beautiful colors. I was so ecstatic to finally find one, I had been trying to spot one for a long time so finding this guy really made my day. I look forward to finding more with different colors and patterns. Taken in Kotania Bay

Violet Squirrelfish, Indonesia

Posted in Underwater world on November 17, 2012 by jbarnaart

Violet Squirrelfish, Indonesia

A group of colorful fish found shelter in a cave like crevasse in the cliff-side. The majority of the fish are Violet Squirrelfish, (Myripristis violacea). Taken near Osi village, Indonesia

Osi, Indonesia

Posted in Underwater world on November 17, 2012 by jbarnaart

Osi, Indonesia

Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), also known as napoleon wrasse or napoleonfish. I spotted the fish´s fins breaking the surface in the shallows while we passed by on our boat (first thought they were sharks), decided to snorkel there and was able to get pretty close. Taken near the research bay: Kotania Bay

Ambon, Indonesia

Posted in Indonesia, Thesis research trip on November 17, 2012 by jbarnaart

Ambon, Indonesia

Ferry from Ceram Island to Ambon Island, Indonesia