We’ve had Bobbit Worms Bobbin’ up in Lembeh this week. These guys have got to be one of the prettiest creatures ever put on God’s earth….no? Thank you to Keiko for capturing this great shot of the Bobbit Worm in action.
The Eunice Aphroditois was named the “Bobbit Worm” after Lorena Bobbitt who made the papers in the 1990’s for the mutilation of her husband.
The Bobbit Worm lives in the sand and they catch their prey by surprise attack. They only have feelers protruding from the sand which sense the prey and then they attack with great ferocity.
No, they’re not the prettiest creature in our waters but they certainly are one of the most interesting.
It seems our the ‘locals’ are back again this week. Our guests have been spotting Mimic Octopus, Coconut Octopus, Blue Ringed Octopus and Long Arm Octopus on almost every dive. It had been a little quiet amongst the Cephalods of late, but it seems they’re making a comeback!
We had a VIP join us here on Lembeh! Keiko made her way back to stay with us again, much to the delight of our dive guides and resort staff and it was a pleasure to have her back. She kept herself extremely busy by taking loads of photos, more of which we will post in the coming weeks.
Joining Keiko who, incidentally, is from Japan, we also had guests from the Netherlands, the USA, the UK and Vietnam.