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Divers from Malaysia and Jakarta had some unusual if brief opportunities to shoot video and take photos this week. Two rarely seen dottybacks made brief appearances for divers to see: the endemic Togean dottyback and the undescribed Goldcap dottyback, both of whom are quite shy. Taking their photo takes great patience and a bit of luck. As predicted by Miguel’s Diving staff, after a few days of overcast skies, dolphins were out with large white Risso’s trying to sun while the smaller Bottlenose ones kept swimming around them. Lots of surface action and again a challenge to shoot. On request staff located a rare Bubble bee shrimp. However, instead of preparing for its close-up, it decided to jump under a rock – and right into the waiting tentacle of an octopus! Oh well, at least the cavern with the skylight at Cathedral dive site and all those Salvador Dali sponges never move about.
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