The Vomer Conch is just one of many quirky creatures that delight our guests here in Lembeh. This great little shot was taken by guests, Kev and Sim. Only small in stature but huge in presence, this guy is always worth a good look.
The Vomer Conch is a gastropod and comes from the family, Strombidae. The larger variety can be found in the Pacific Oceans in places such as the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Here in Lembeh, we usually see the small Vomer Conch, which grows to a maximum size of 15 centimetres. They are found on sandy bottoms and feed on algae.
Along with the gastropods of Lembeh, our guests have been spotting loads of other cool critters. Many sightings this week of the Wunderpus Octopus, Bobbit Worm, Hairy Shrimp, Bobtail Squid and of course our beautiful Mandarin Fish who perform for us every Saturday night!
We celebrated in Lembeh this week with our VIP guests, Paul and Jo from the UK. Paul made his 500th dive here with us and, as our boys do here in Lembeh, celebrated in style with Margaritas and song!! This was Paul and Jo’s 5th visit to Lembeh and the staff loved seeing them again. They so very kindly brought colouring pencils and books for all of the children of our staff, making some little children on this island very happy indeed! Celebrating with us were return guests, Ben, Ceci and Alan who have visited us several times here on Lembeh.
Our guest this week came all the way from Switzerland, Germany, China, Australia and the USA.