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
A horse or a sea monster? 10 fun facts about seahorses...Critters

A horse or a sea monster? 10 fun facts about seahorses…

One of the most popular critters at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa and along the Dauin Coast is the seahorse. It's great to watch a diver see his or her first seahorse and the amazing reaction that always follows. I don't think I have ever met a diver that didn't like seahorses! Most, if not all of you, know what seahorses look like, but there is much more to them than…
Daniel Geary
29th November 2014
Dive Site of the Week - Richards PointDiving

Dive Site of the Week – Richards Point

One of the most requested dive sites from Atmosphere’s diving guests is definitely Richard's Point. This dive site is full of life from the minute we enter the water to the deepest part of the dive. No guest has left Richard's Point without a huge smile! So what is it like to dive there, you ask? Let me take you through a typical dive here. Once we enter the water…
Daniel Geary
10th September 2014