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Manila Ocean Park

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by CatsMeow, Oct 29, 2009.


  1. CatsMeow

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    Hi all,

    I've been meaning to post this earlier, but our office internet is acting up again, off and on; just yesterday it did not allow me to see my emails. Anyway I took these photos at Manila Ocean Park middle of August, really great place to see marine life.

    Starfish:

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    At least they stay put or move very slowly, kinda hard to tell a fish to slow down or stop so its picture can be taken.:supergrin: BTW flash is forbidden.
     

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    Now these fish, they just stay put:
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    And this crab, I swear it hasn't moved the last time I was there, still staring at the place where food is handed to it:
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    I don't remember what this is called, but unlike ordinary fish it has a hard shell:
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  3. CatsMeow

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    Anemone, with Nemo and friends:
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    Another anemone:
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  4. CatsMeow

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    Spiny lobster, usually seen in restaurants:supergrin::
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    Ray:
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  5. CatsMeow

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    Moray eel:
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    Barracuda:
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  6. CatsMeow

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    Giant grouper:
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  7. CatsMeow

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    The "Fish Spa", where you immerse your feet in a shallow pool and let little fish nibble away the dead skin from your feet.
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    Yours truly's feet being "doctored":supergrin:. If you're ticklish, as I was, hang in there, you'll get used to it. Real benefits too, feet get really cleaned.

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  8. Black_SIR

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    galing din ah.

    pero hindi ako mahilig animals and plants, sa singapore i did not enjoy much kasi puro park dun plants and animals , fishes, sa sentosa ganun din hehehe

    at least may attraction na bago sa pinas. up for teh ocean park!!!
     
  9. dinggaling

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    how are you addie? nice posting! :wavey:

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  10. collegedude

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    the doctor fish is cool!
     
  11. collegedude

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    are you a freemason sir?
     
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    Are you a traveler as well?
     
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    yes sir, Island Luz Minerva Lodge#5 GLP :wavey:
     
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    Nice pics! Thanks for sharing :)

    I'm pretty sure those aren't anemones, but rather, Catalaphyllia jardinei which
    is a rather fleshy coral. Occasionally in aquaria, Amphiprion percula will adapt
    and start "bonding" vigorously with it, pero sana lang nakakuha sila ng proper
    host, like Stichodactyla gigantea, S. mertensii or Heteractis magnifica.
     
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    How much ba yun entrance?
     
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    I greet you my brother....
     
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    likewise kuyang! good to know that your son is safely back home!
     
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    Those are called box fish. Had a friend whose into saltwater fish export business before and seen em and several exotic specimen :)
     
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    Hiya Ding! Nice to hear from you again.

    Thanks for the replies. It's really a magical place (for P400 entrance, it better be:supergrin:, but well worth it). I plan to go back there soon to have my feet "doctored" again (takes the smell out for weeks, guaranteed), and to check out what's new, I heard they've got a jellyfish display now. I've seen coral reefs in my home province, as well as some of the fish there; dried "box fish" is a common hanging ornament in coast barangay houses back home. It's also nice to see the fish and coral when wading through low tide waters, right before you step on the "tuyom":supergrin:.
     
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    there's a marine sanctuary in Anilao where you can snorkel and watch the marine life in their natural environment
    I forgot the name of the dive resort who maintains it
    i'm embarassed to say I majored in marine zoology , but the only fish I could identify in the pics above are the tasty ones :)
     
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