whip coral garden

in the dim sea bed

Whip coral garden at Nagase point, Owase, Mie, Japan.
This is an inner bay point, but the tide is often fast. So, we can enjoy many kinds of soft coral. I like the whip coral garden. Whip coral is an invertebrate with long, whip-like branches covered in tiny polyps. are living on a big rock. The scenery a lot of the whip coral standing in the dim sea bed is very mysterious. Owase, Mie, Japan March 21 2020 -18m

Camouflage in Purple

Hamodactylus noumeae

“Isobana-Kakure-Ebi” in Japanese.

When a diver illuminates up a gorgonian which looks like a large fan by his underwater flashlight, often, he may find out something reflecting in the light. Looking closely, he will see a very small shrimp staying on the branch. This is Hamodactylus noumeae( Commensal Shrimp). “Isobana-Kakure-Ebi” in Japanese.
They are very tiny shrimps, around 0.5cm. The purple body seen through a transparent exoskeleton is beautiful.
Body-color is depending on a host gorgonian color.
Moreover, most of the body is transparent, so it is hard to find.
They are also masters of camouflage and Ninja under the sea.

Camouflage master under the sea

She is inside

Elegant squat lobster, Allogalathea elegans

The central orange color balls are egg mass.

Do you know Kunoichi? Kunoichi means the Female Ninja. They are hiding, sometimes as a waitress, sometimes a teacher, sometimes as a wife, and performing spy activities. Kunoichi is an expert in camouflage.
Kunoichi is there in the sea also.
Elegant Squat Lobster, Allogalathea elegans (Adams & White, 1848) is one of them.
This pic is not brand new. Several years ago, I took this. Today, I was checking my photos, and I find this. She was hiding in a feather star with her eggs a long time.
Owase, Mie, Japan

Goods: Manta ray silhouette in the Frosted Glass Beer Mug.

So that Manta comes back to life, Put beer in this mug please.

Manta ray silhouette frosted glass beer mug

Designed a stylish Manta ray silhouette in the Frosted Glass Beer Mug. A picture of Manta ray taken in the crystal clear Micronesian Sea arranged in a painting style.

Goods: Manta ray silhouette shot glass

Manta ray silhouette shot glass
Designed a stylish Manta ray silhouette in the Shot Glass. A picture of Manta ray taken in the crystal clear Micronesian Sea arranged in a painting style. After diving requires beer time. So, let I make a mug of the same design.Manta ray silhouette shot glass
After diving requires beer time. So, let I make a mug of the same design. Next time.

Goods: Manta ray silhouette leggings

Manta ray silhouette leggings
Designed a stylish Manta ray silhouette in the leggings. A picture of Manta ray taken in the crystal clear Micronesian Sea arranged in a painting style.