About 90% of corals in Ishigaki Island have bleached due to the influence of high-water temperature last year. Not only corals, but also sea anemones, which coexist with anemone fish, also bleached under the influence of high-water temperature. However, there are few of them died like coral after bleaching, and many of them are gradually returning to the original.
It is unfortunate that bleaching and dying due to high water temperature, but “bleaching” itself looks pure white and beautiful if you don’t know about anything. Even divers who know what that really means, there must be a lot of divers who feel “beautiful”. Will you say it is a “A candle flickering in the wind. ”…?
It may be indiscretion, but I would like to take photos of the beautiful bleached coral communities before they die. If I have the opportunity, and if I can shoot scenes where the bleached corals spawn, I would honestly love to shoot it.
This time, the already bleached coral has either recovered or died, so we could not take a photo of the landscape of bleached coral carpet.
On the other hand, the sea anemones were still spotted as being bleached, and we could observe as a matter of course the anemone fish live together there.
According to Mr. Mori, “There is also an anemone that is gradually returning to the original.” Certainly, some of them have half recovered from bleaching.
However, I think it is imprudence again, rather than the anemone fish in the original anemone, the photograph of the anemone fish in symbiosis with the bleached anemone is getting more motivated to shoot for me, and various imaginations will be stirred up.
“We will do our best to respond to guests' requests!” is one of MOSS DIVERS’ motto.
Mr. Mori worked hard on the shooting. That is probably the reason why they are being loved by guests.
So, at any point, he supported the shooting of bleached anemones and anemone fish.
Of course, there are some sea anemones and anemone fish that are not bleached. Mr. Mori's recommendation is “Anemonefish nursery” of the Bitaro (Bluebanded snapper in Okinawa dialect) root. Only small anemones live in symbiosis, and the largest individual is almost the same as any other. Well, it looks like a nursery.
What I liked most was the main root of the Bitaro root. The coral was damaged, but the anemone and the anemone fish at the root of the flock of scallions became a point, and I was able to take pictures that I liked quite a bit.
Anyhow, I was mainly diving for the anemone fish shooting, but of course, they will introduce the charm of the other sea of Ishigaki Island to the full.
The green turtle, Kamekichi, which inhabits the Osaki Turtle Reef is easy to shoot with the composition shown in the photo.
He is used to people and he does not escape, especially when he comes to the surface for breathing and comes back to the ocean floor.
By the way, when introducing him to overseas divers, they call him “Lucky turtle”.
Manta's season is now! The encounter rate also increases. Recently, black manta sighting information have been issued around Ishigaki and Iriomote and are gathering attention. It is quite unusual to see Black Manta in Japan. It may be difficult, but why don’t you make Manta's request and try to see them?
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