MOLA- MOLA, THEY ARE BACK!!

We are so excited this year, seems that our big stars of the season are arriving earlier this year, hope they stay here with Us longer

Mola ramsayi, known commonly as the southern ocean sunfish, southern sunfish . Mola ramsayi has a relatively small mouth and its teeth fused into a parrot-like beak. It can reach up to 3.3 m (11 ft) in length. Their body is flat and round, with large fins that they swish back and forth to propel themselves with as they swim horizontally. Their skin has rough denticles, leathery texture, with brown and gray coloring with pale blotches until death when they turn white.[ Both mola species have no caudal bones, ribs, and pelvic fins and have fused vertebrae, leaving only their median fins to propel themselves. It can be recognized from the Mola mola by their lesser number of ossicles and lacking the vertical band of dentifrices at its base.

They consume a large amount of jellyfish, as they are in vast amounts despite their low nutritional content, but they will also eat brittle stars, small fish, plankton, algae, salps, and mollusks.

Mola ramsayi is found in the southwest Pacific, especially around Australia and New Zealand, and the southeast Pacific around Chile. Its range also extends to the southeast Atlantic near South Africa. This species is found in pelagic-oceanic temperate waters.

During the months of June and October, depending when the water temperature drops, this Amazing creature come to the Nusa Penida & Lembongan reefs to get clean. An unique opportunity to encounter this rare species.

Get your chance to dive with Mola- mola with us and see more here

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Plastic Problems and What We Can Do

Plastic problem is undoubtedly an issue since many years and will be without our consideration of using and disposing it. As we know that plastic doesn’t break down like natural materials – it doesn’t go away, it just goes from being a floating bottle to tiny plastic particles that are easily eaten by fish and other marine species or simply spread even further afield. A single one-liter bottle could break down into enough small fragments to put one on every mile of beach in the entire world.

While most plastics are touted as recyclable, the reality is that they’re “downcycled.” A plastic milk carton can never be recycled into another carton — it can be made into a lower-quality item like plastic lumber, which can’t be recycled.

The horrific fact about accumulated plastic waste in North of Pacific sea is ready to read here

What we can do is making a small change start by ourselves, reducing our dependency on plastic especially in the part that we don’t really need them see  here for all 37 ideas

 

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Problemas  Con Plásticas y Qué Podemos Hacer

El exceso de plástico es, sin duda, un problema desde hace muchos años y seguira siendo sin contar con nuestra consideración de usarlo y como desacernos de el.

Sabemos, que el plástico no se descompone como otros materiales naturales. Que no desaparece, simplemente pasa de ser una botella flotando a convertirse en partículas de plástico diminutas que son fácilmente consumidas por los peces y otras especies marinas. Una sola botella de un litro podría descomponerse en pequeños fragmentos suficientes para poner uno en cada kilometro de playa en el mundo entero.

Aunque la mayoría de los plásticos se promociona como reciclables, la realidad es que están “compuestos por varios materiales.”

Un envase de plástico para leche nunca se puedra reciclar en otra caja de carton, solo se puede convertir en un elemento de menor calidad como madera plástica, que no puede ser reciclada.

Para saber mas sobre el horrible hecho sobre residuos de plástico acumulado en el norte del océano Pacífico, leer aquí

Lo que podemos hacer para empezar el cambio nosotros mismos, reduciendo la dependencia de plástico , ver aquí