Nemo's Biggest lie, Marine Biology, Daniel Geary, Atmosphere Resorts, Dumaguete PhilippinesMarinelifeScuba DivingUnderwater Sightings

Finding Nemo’s Biggest Lie

Finding Nemo - A Marine Biologist's View As a marine biologist, one of the problems I have while watching movies that involve the ocean is that I see mistakes that many people don't realize are there. Even though they don't really affect the movie, they still bother me. One of my favorite instances of one of these mistakes is in “The Beach.” There is a shark attack in a shallow,…
Daniel Geary
17th May 2017
MarinelifeUnderwater Sightings

Hairy Shrimp – Tiny Treasures in the Seagrass

Hairy Shrimp If you have been diving on the Atmosphere house reef, then you know that we like to spend a lot of time in the seagrass during the safety stop. Sometimes we find frogfish, nudis, pygmy squid, different species of pipefish, and even the occasional octopus. Not many of these, besides baby frogfish, are incredibly tiny, so you might be wondering - why is the dive guide inspecting every blade…
Daniel Geary
20th September 2016

Ghost Pipefish – quite the Crazy Critter

Critters, critters, critters. Critters here, critters there, critters everywhere! Well, that's how it feels here in Dauin at the moment. One critter that seems to be taking over is the ghost pipefish. At my favorite dive site Cars, we usually see between 10 and 20 per dive during the spring months and three different species. Ghost pipefish are a common request by divers here at Atmosphere, and with good reason.…
Daniel Geary
9th June 2015
Three hearts and blueish green blood... 10 fun facts about cuttlefishMarinelife

Three hearts and blueish green blood… 10 fun facts about cuttlefish

Many divers here in Dauin want to see cuttlefish, whether it is big or small, swimming or hiding. We are lucky to have a few that frequent our house reef, as well as some other dive sites where they are quite common. These critters are surely one of the weirdest here on the coast, but there is more to them than meets the eye. Here are ten awesome facts about…
Daniel Geary
30th March 2015
10 things you did not know about NudibranchsMarinelife

10 things you did not know about Nudibranchs

Normally when people think of the word slug, they think of something slimy and undesirable, but that's not the case when it comes to the underwater world. Nudibranchs, kind of like a sea slug, come in virtually every color and combination of colors and are extremely beautiful. Although most of the time they are quite small, they are so awesome that this makes up for what they lack in size.…
Daniel Geary
20th February 2015