串本の生きもの / Chicken Grunt

So many fishes

We could see many fishes today!!.

June 2, 2024

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Weather: Could⇨Sunny
Ground Temperature: 16~23℃
Water Temperature: 18~20℃
Wind Direction: Sorthwest(2~3m/s)
Swell: 0.5m
Visibility:8m
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I went to diving for seeing a school of fishes and Ecological behavior of underwater creautres.

In this season, Big-fin reef squid is laying an eggs on seaweed.

The size is so big, so we can see the exciting situation in our dive site now!!!

And some Anemone fish also lay an eggs.

We can see the eggs for the first time in this year!!!
I think many Anemone fish will start laying an eggs after this time.

I want to show you this fishes the best today!!

There are so many Chicken Grunt in bayside area.
The number would be 500 I guess.
It’s so dynamic !!!! It looks like Barracuda, doesn’t it??

We can meet a school of fishes at end of the dive.

They suddenly get close to us and swam around us!!!
It is so lucky thing!!!!

The water temperature is changing day by day.
But, it is getting warmer and warmer.

Overseas tourist will come to our shop on nextweek.
I try to search some underwater creatures that make them happy.

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Bigfin reef squid, Chicken Grunt, Anemone fish's egg, White trevally

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Good Wrasse world

Good conditions continue

We could see many fishes today!!

May 8, 2024

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 17~22℃
Water Temperature: 19~20℃
Wind Direction: Northwest(3~9m/s)
Swell: 1.0~2.0m
Visibility:10~15m
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After Golden Week term, it tend to decrease the number of diver.
But, we can see some underwater creatures in our pace.

Good condition continue. The visibility is 10m~15m.
We can see many fishes easily.

We could meet school of Chicken Grunt today!!!

The school is so dynamic !!!
I want everyone to see them!!!

And Jaw fish protect his eggs in his mouth.
The situations are seen in this term.

But, he don’t usually protect it in his mouth. So, it is difficult to see.

Others, there are a various of macro creatures in Bayside area.
You can see many kinds of situation on this season in Kushimoto!!

I think now season is good for diving in Japan!!

See you then(^^)

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

jawfish, Chicken Grunt, Giant frogfish

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sanbira

Rainy day

It was rainy day but the sea was calm

April 21, 2024

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Weather: Rainy
Ground Temperature: 17~19℃
Water Temperature: 17℃
Wind Direction: Southeast(3~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0m
Visibility:10m
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It was rainy day. But when it is rainy, the sea usually become calm.
That is Kushimoto’s magic?!

And the visibility is still 10m.
The water temperature is 17 degree.

The water temperature is getting warmer, the action of fish is more and more.
We could see chicken grunt today.

In the winter season, I search for sea slug often.
So, I see many fishes for a while (^^;)

Of course,  I search sea slug as well.

Do you know this sea slug eat the eggs of other sea slugs?
Some sea slug eat eggs or sea slug.

I went to the area where I haven’t been for a long time.
When I arrive at that area, I was surprised !!

Same frog fish have been staying at the same place!!!!

I think this place is good for eating food!!!
We have to avoid irritation!!!

the number of guest will be increasing after that time.
I hope the guest from overseas more and more.

I want everyone to know Kushimoto’s sea charm.

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

frogfish, Chicken Grunt, Favorinus tsuruganus

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki

Anemone fish spawning

I can see the situation of anemone fish spawning.

June 16, 2023

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Weather: Sunny
Ground Temperature: 21~28℃
Water Temperature: 22~23℃
Wind Direction: West(4~10m/s)
Swell: 1.0~2.0m
Visibility:10m
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In this season, we can observe many kinds of breeding behaviors.
Today, I can see rare situation.

It is Anemone fish spawning.

The orange area is eggs.

Anemone fish lay their eggs by rubbing their bellies against rocks.
Even if you want to see it, it’s a rare sight, so if you can see it, you’re very lucky.

If you go to night diving, you can see its egg’s hatch out .

Usually, I entry at 7:00 and exit at 8:15.
The depth is shallow, so you can stay at there  longer than usual diving.

Others, there are many Chicken Grunt at bayside point now.

Sometimes, Big Greater Amberjack appears.

Its size is about 1m.
When it gets closer to us , it so powerful,I think.

In July, we may be able to see coral spawning.
If you want to see it, you will go night diving.

This night diving is little bit late, but it is so wonderful !!
I want everyone to see it!!

Then, It will be nice for diving tomorrow.
I will be able to enjoy diving tomorrow as well.

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Chicken Grunt, Greater Ambrjack, Anemone fish's egg, Coral spawning

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, To-no-oki

The visibility is better than expected

There are many Chicken Grunt in dive point today.

June 9, 2023

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Weather: Cloudy
Ground Temperature: 22~24℃
Water Temperature: 21~22℃
Wind Direction: Southwest(4~6m/s)
Swell: 1.0~1.5m
Visibility:8~10m
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It was heavy rain yesterday.
So, I think today’s visibility is getting worse before going to first dive.

But, when I enter the sea, it is better than expected.
After getting to the bottom, there are many small fishes near a anchor line.

It is called “Kinme-modoki” in Japanese. And English name is Pigmy sweeper.
The beauty of the shapes made by fish is indescribable.

Recently, there are many Chicken grunt in Bayside dive point.

Sometimes, some  Big Grouper attacked them.

At that time, the Chicken Grunt gather to drive away the Grouper.
The scene is very powerful,I think.

At the bottom area, many kinds of fishes are spawning or protecting their eggs.
Most of fish breed from now until around August.

If you come to Kushimoto at that time, you can see the behavior of fish breeding or spawning.
This Swatail blenny is protecting eggs in a hole.

In the fish world, it is common for father fishes to take care of eggs and baby.

The water temperature  is getting warmer.
From now until October is the best season for diving.

I will enjoy diving tomorrow as well.

See you then(^^)/

Inquiry (English)

串本の生きもの

Chicken Grunt, Pigmy sweeper, Longtooth grouper, Swatail blenny

串本のダイビングポイント

Bizen, Sumisaki