The Coconut Octopus don’t seem to mind where they hang out in when in Lembeh! They are thus named because of their preference to hide in Coconut shells, but they will take an empty clam shell as their refuge also, just as this guy did! Thanks to Kevin and Sim for this beautiful photo.
Also known as the ‘Veined Octopus’ their scientific name is Amphioctopus Marginatus.
The Coconut Octopus likes to dine on Crabs, Shrimps and Clams and is kept busy all day gathering discarded Coconut Shells and Clam Shells for shelter.
The Coconut Octopus wasn’t the only Cephalopod seen this week in Lembeh. We also had sightings of the Mimic Octopus and the Reef Octopus, along with Flamboyant Cuttlefish and loads of Shrimps, Nudibranchs and Cuttlefish of all types and sizes.
There was a bit of excitement around Lembeh this week with one of our guests completing the PADI Rescue and EFR Course. Fenglin is now a proud Rescue diver after a fairly stressful, but fun, few days of training! Thanks to Rocky and Meydi for their fabulous assistance in being the daring victims!
We had a VIP guest, Ayoko, back for her seventh visit to Lembeh this week. It’s always so nice to welcome back returning guests! Along with Ayoko were guests from Canada, Malaysia, China, Germany, Japan, USA and Singapore.