Maldives 2015, Thudufushi - Photos 6

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Reef Life 2

Roberto leads a bunch of divers at Ali Thila.
Roberto leads a bunch of divers at Ali Thila.
I think this is a Cauliflower jellyfish (Cephea cephea) floating in the water at Kuda Miaru Thila.
I think this is a Cauliflower jellyfish (Cephea cephea) floating in the water at Kuda Miaru Thila.
A Map puffer (Arothron mappa) with its characteristic distended yellow belly at Ali Thila.
A Map puffer (Arothron mappa) with its characteristic distended yellow belly.
Fire goby or Fire dartfish (Nemateleotris magnifica) guards his home (the small hole at the left) at Ali Thila.
Fire goby or Fire dartfish (Nemateleotris magnifica) guards his home (the small hole at the left) at Ali Thila.
Another Dartfish - this time a pair of Blackfin Dartfish (Ptereleotris evides) patrol their patch at Panettone Manta Point.
Another Dartfish - this time a pair of Blackfin Dartfish (Ptereleotris evides) patrol their patch at Panettone Manta Point.
A Maldives anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes) hides in his protecting Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) at Ali Thila.
A Maldives anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes) hides in his protecting Magnificent sea anemone (Heteractis magnifica) at Ali 
					Thila.
A mixed group of Oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchus orientalis) and Masked bannerfish (Heniochus monoceros) shelter from the current at Moofushi Kandu.
A mixed group of Oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchus orientalis) and Masked bannerfish (Heniochus monoceros) shelter from the 
			 	current at Moofushi Kandu.
A huge group of Jackfish.  I think these are Bigeye trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus) in the murk at Tamala Thila.
A huge group of Jackfish. I think these are Bigeye trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus) in the murk at Tamala Thila.
Following Roberto through a canyon at Thudufushi Thila.
Following Roberto through a canyon at Thudufushi Thila.
A group of Bluelined snappers (Lutjanus kasmira) shelter from the current at Panettone Manta Point...
A group of Bluelined snappers (Lutjanus kasmira) shelter from the current at Panettone Manta Point.
...and lots of Humpback or Paddletail snappers (Lutjanus gibbus) are sheltering on the reef a few meters further on.
...and lots of Humpback or Paddletail snappers (Lutjanus gibbus) are sheltering on the reef a few meters further on.
A lovely bit of bright purple coral, presumably a Gorgonian of some sort, filters food out of the gentle current at Ali Thila.
A lovely bit of bright purple coral, presumably a Gorgonian of some sort, filters food out of the gentle current at Ali Thila.
A group of Blue-green Chromis (Chromis viridis) hover above their branching coral at Kalu Giri, ready to duck down into it at any hint of danger.
A group of Blue-green Chromis (Chromis viridis) hover above their branching coral at Kalu Giri, ready to duck down into it at 
					any hint of danger.

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