Dedicated underwater fathers - Pygmy seahorse, jawfish, cardinalfish and pipefish, all with eggs in Dauin, Dumaguete, Philippines. Photos by Daniel Geary at Atmosphere Resort.CrittersUnderwater Sightings

Dedicated Underwater Fathers

When it comes to reproduction in the ocean, things can get a little weird. There are animals that can change sexes (ghost pipefish) as well as animals that are both sexes (nudibranch), and even animals that can jettison an arm to grow a new animal (starfish). There are many fish that have role reversals where the fathers take care of the eggs until they hatch. The most well-known example is…
Daniel Geary
26th April 2016
Jawfish on the Atmosphere Resorts house reef Jawfish on the Atmosphere Resorts house reefCritters

Jaws! A house reef favourite…

One of the many awesome critters we have in Dauin – and even better, plenty on the Atmosphere Resorts house reef - is the jawfish. There are roughly 40 species of jawfish, but one species, the Yellowbarred jawfish, is happy to call the our house reef its home. You can find a good number of these small fish (up to 10 cm) below the main reef in the rubble field…
Daniel Geary
16th July 2014
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Our Amazing House Reef

One of the greatest things about Atmosphere Resorts when it comes to scuba diving is our amazing house reef. We are blessed with a healthy reef with great muck diving right in our own backyard. Or maybe we should call it “front yard” as it is right in front of the resort? Although the Dauin coast here on Negros Oriental has some amazing dive sites, we have many guests who…
Daniel Geary
4th April 2014