Learning

1

Picasso Triggerfish

Living up to its name, the Picasso triggerfish resembles a picture of the famous painter. Not easy to get to cooperate for photo shoots and quite often takes off in exactly the wrong moment.

2

Red Sea anemonefish

Many people call them clownfish but that’s actually not correct. It belongs to the family Damselfish. Known with its famous name “Nemo”!

3

Springer’s Dottyback

This little fellow is quite hard to get a photo of as it’s very shy and very fast.

4

Red Sea Top Shell

Maybe not the prettiest animal in the sea… Often overgrown with algae and a bit grey and dull but it is one of our own species, not to be found anywhere else in the world.

5

Shortfin mako

(Isurus oxyrinchus)

Average size between 180 cm and 250 cm, maximum total length about 400 cm, reaching 570 kg.Note: spool-shaped body and small fins.

6

Silvertip shark

(Carcharhinus albimarginatus)

Average size between 200 cm to 250 cm, maximum total length about 300 cm.

Note: Rare, silver lining on the tailfin no black band

7

Great hammerhead

(Sphyrna mokarran)

Average size between 400 cm and 500 cm, total maximum size about 610 cm.

Note: even bigger dorsal fin located well in front of centre of the body and the large size of upper tail-lobe.

8

Tiger shark

(Galeocerdo cuvier)

Average size about 400 cm to 650 cm. Maximum total length probably 800 cm.

Note: big teeth…

9

Green seaturtle

(Chelonia mydas)

10

Hawksbill

(Eretmochelys imbricata)

Turtles nest and feed on the coast

11

leatherback turtle

(Dermochelys coriacea)

Called the gentle giant by some, that is rarely seen nowadays

12

olive-ridley turtle

(Lepidochelys olivacea)

The smallest of the turtle species and which prefers to stay far from the coast and, like the leatherback, is only rarely seen.