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White Halimeda Ghost Pipefish

Halimeda Ghost Pipefish – white variation

On yesterdays morning dives i went guiding some of our guests. Due to waves and surge we had to switch divesites and jumped on a protected reef. At around 30 meters i saw a white sponge and i immediately had the feeling that something was “unusual” about it. But i did not expect something that cool: when approaching i saw this white coloured Halimeda Ghost Pipefish hovering in between the branches of the sponge. Halimeda Ghost Pipefishes are usually green like Halimeda Algae – sometimes also with white or brown parts (just like the branches of the algae sometimes take these colours). But this is the second purely white one i have ever seen. A very beautiful animal … let’s hope it stays around for a while.

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  1. 24/03/2012 at 3:21 PM

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