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Wakatobi Marine Life News Archive

Wakatobi is blessed with an abundance of marine life. On any trip guests can expect to encounter just about anything. Our Marine News Page has reports on the latest sightings and observations. Here we have links to older reports that you can read. Even though some of these reports are more than a year old, the likely hood of seeing some of these creatures on your trip is very high.





Wakatobi Trip Report - May 2011

Wakatobi Nudibrachs - With the creation of Nudibranchs, Mother Nature expressed her wildest indulgence of colors and forms. This month in Wakatobi, as the water temperature drops to 27 degrees, there seems to be a simultaneous increase in the size, variety and amount of Nudibranchs. The dive team decided to focus on these amazingly beautiful "butterflies of the sea".

Wakatobi Trip Reports - March 2011 - May 2011

Anemonefish - Who is Nemo? Which "Nemo" is that?, Mantis Shrimps

Wakatobi Trip Reports - June 2010 - February 2011

700 species of fish, biggest to the smallest, cryptic critters - stonefish, symbiotic relationships

Wakatobi Trip Reports - June - November 2010

Stonefish, Cuttlefish, The Longfin Batfish, Fluo-snorkeling

Wakatobi Trip Reports - September-October 2009

The Blue Ring Octopus, a rare group of nudibranchs and named Trapania brunnea, Blue Ribbon Eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita), Royal dottyback (Pseudochromis paccagnellae, Seagrass Filefish (Acreichthys tomentosum)

Wakatobi Trip Reports - May 2009

Photos by Aaron Wong, Xenon Crab - Xenocarcinus tuberculatus , Porcelain Crab - Neopetrolisthes oshimai , Allied Cowrie - Primovula sp., Leaf Scorpionfish - Taenianotus triacanthus , Halimeda Ghostpipefish - Solenostomus halimeda ,Tubastrea micrantha , Organ Utan Crab - Achaeus japonicus, Winged Pipefish - Halicampus mactorhynchus


Wakatobi Trip Reports - January 2009 to March 2009

Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari),Humphead Parrotfishes (Bolbometopon muricatum),green Turtle laying eggs, Mimic filefish (Paraluteres prionurus) and much more.


Wakatobi Trip Reports - August 2008 to January 2009

Whaleshark, nesting turtles, winged pipefish, orca, frogfish, dolphins, pilot whales, Eurypegaus draconis (dragon sea moth), twinspot lionfish (Dendrochirus biocellatus), different species of ghostpipefishes and more.


Wakatobi Trip Reports - September 2007 to July 2008

Pygmy seahorses, solar powered nudibranch, pygmy pipehorse, giant white frogfish, dolphins, ornate & ghost pipefish galore, mobula, eagle rays, schooling feather tail sting rays, white tips, black tips and grey reef sharks etc.


Recent Wakatobi Trip Reports
Keep the Wakatobi experience alive after you return home or build excitement for your upcoming adventure. Visit this page for regular reports from Wakatobi dive staff on recent marine life sightings.


Marinelife Videos
Check out these short video clips of marine life behavior that have been captured on film by Wakatobi guests or the Wakatobi Dive Team. Whalesharks, hatching sea turtles, blacktip reef sharks, bumphead parrotfish and more!


Marinelife Feature Articles
Here we have a group of interesting articles on Wakatobi Marine life, scientific reports on recent discoveries at Wakatobi, conservation and environmental reports etc.


Aaron Wong Photo

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