This Tiny Underwater Creature Was Only Discovered The Other Day…
With untouched natural beauty above and below the water,
the “Heart of the Coral Triangle”, is what very few people get
to experience. In addition to a riot of colour and reefs teeming
with life, macro hunters and jungle lovers alike will experience
adventure gleaming around every corner.
CHECK OUT ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE
UNDERWATER SIGHTINGS FOR THE WEEK:
THE PAPUAN GARDEN EEL
How can they go unnoticed? These little guys make the ocean
bed look ‘hairy’ but in fact, the Papuan Garden Eel (also known as
Heteroconger mercyae or Mercy’s Garden Eel) was only discovered
in these waters in the year 2009.
It differs from other members of the genus by its distinct colour
pattern, consisting of zebra-like black and white barring on the
head, grading to a complex black and white maze pattern on the body.
They spend most of their time hiding their small bodies,
up to 60cm long, in the sand.
Watch this video to see how they came to
make their appearance on one of our dives.