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12 critters of christmas

In the countdown to Christmas, Atmosphere is celebrating the incredible diversity of amazing critter species we can find along Dauin’s coastline! Here are some of our favourite critters … 1. The ambon scorpionfish (Pteroidichthys amboinensis) This sedentary scorpionfish is top of the list for many muck divers. To enhance its camouflaging abilities it gathers drifting algae, making it incredibly difficult to spot. Then, once it has had enough, it sheds the outer layer of skin and starts all over again. 2. The candy crab (Hoplophrys oatesi) This cryptic crab, also known as a soft coral crab, is the only species …

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christmas critters of dauin

Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus) Aptly named to be at the top of our list, Christmas tree worms are a type of tube-building polychaete worm. Their multicoloured (and tree-like) spiral tentacles can be seen poking out of holes they’ve board into corals and are used to catch passing prey which is then passed down into their mouths. Popular with photographers, these brightly coloured underwater Christmas trees will disappear in front of our eyes should they sense anyone getting too close. Humbug dacyllus (Dascyllus aruanus) Despite it’s name, I like to think the Humbug dacyllus is a happy little fish and …

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Atmosphere Soup Kitchen Christmas Party

It has been a good end to  the year for the Atmosphere Soup Kitchen (ASK) where Christmas for the kids and their parents was celebrated in December thanks to all your generous donations. After a hearty meal, the kids and their parents were given gifts brought over to the Philippines by numerous Atmosphere guests. Another big thank you goes to pharmaceutical company Mercury Drug, who organized a second Christmas party with food and toys at their expense. Your donations go a long way and we are very grateful for each and everything we receive!

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Christmas Philippines

Together with the –ber months comes Amihan, our windy season, to breeze the Philippines along to Christmas season. Signaling to Filipinos that it’s now time to unpack colorful lights and decorate the houses, parks, streets and pretty much every corner. Embellished with twinkles and shimmers, everywhere you look is red, gold, silver and green. We celebrate this holiday the longest compared to other countries. But more than the adornments that beautify the whole country, it’s the festive spirit of the Filipino people that shines the brightest during this time of the year.   A Religious Festivity We, Filipinos celebrate Christmas …

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