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Green turtle and diver

Apo island and Dumaguete, Philippines

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I recently got back from a diving trip to Dumaguete in the Philippines so it’s time to share a few pictures

Cant remember the name of the dive site but this was taken at Apo island, just as the Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) was on the way up to the surface.  You can see how shallow it is here, 4 or 5 meters at the most.

Green turtle and diver

Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and diver, Apo island, Philippines © www.edbrown.co.uk

One of the many shrimps found around Dumaguete dive sites, this one a Squat shrimp (Thor amboinensis) commonly known as Read More »Apo island and Dumaguete, Philippines

Mating frogs, Hailsham, East Sussex, UK

Spring has sprung, Frog spawn

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It appears the local frogs have decided its time to wake up & make some babies.  We noticed some frog spawn in one of the ponds the other morning and over night it seems to have tripled, both ponds now also have lots of frogs in amplexus, that is, the males gripping on for the time of their life, positioned so as to be able to fertilise the eggs as soon as they’re released.  This may be for a couple of days so hopefully we wont get any hard frosts this week, but judging by the forecast we may do.  If it looks bad i’ll move some spawn to a warmer spot.

Frogspawn, garden pond, East Sussex, England, UK

Frogspawn, garden pond, East Sussex, England, UK

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