Goody on route

Who: Joop, Jacolette, Johannes, Dirk and Lelei
Port: Richards Bay
06 September 2013 | Richards Bay, South Africa
05 September 2013 | Portugese Islands, Inhaca, Mozambique
03 September 2013 | Mozambique
30 August 2013
29 August 2013 | Bassas da India
28 August 2013
26 August 2013
21 August 2013 | Madagascar
17 August 2013 | Madagascar
10 August 2013 | Nosy Antsoba, Madagascar
06 August 2013 | Nosy Be, Madagascar
04 August 2013 | Madagascar
03 August 2013 | Nosy Be, Madagascar
21 July 2013 | Nosy Be area
15 July 2013 | Indian Ocean
11 July 2013
10 July 2013
07 July 2013
06 July 2013

What I love about Madagascar

06 August 2013 | Nosy Be, Madagascar
Every time I snorkel I see a new species! How is it possible? I grew up in the Indian Ocean, however this magic place amazes me. We have moved around quite a bit around the Nosy Be and surrounding islands area, and even after three weeks here, I still see species of fish, starfish, shells or nudibranchs which I’ve never seen anywhere before.

Today’s find was an allied cowrie, Little Egg cowry (Calpurnus verrucosus). This sea snail species is approximately 3.5cm in length and feeds on leather corals. The family of allied cowries are similar in appearance to the well-known cowries, however these allied cowries differ in larval morphology and diet.

I also have to report that Dirk have seen numerous Nemo fishes during his snorkelling here, satisfying the need he identified in the Cocos Keeling islands. There are various clown fish species occurring here, in numerous anemone species. We all enjoy the fun to search through our “Marine fishes of the world” atlas at the end of every day in order to try and add to the checklist.
Vessel Name: Goody
Vessel Make/Model: Dean Catamaran
Hailing Port: Richards Bay
Crew: Joop, Jacolette, Johannes, Dirk and Lelei
About: Joop, myself and our 2.5 year old son, Johannes, left Richards Bay harbour on 6 December 2008. Since then, Dirk was born in 2009 in Curacao, Dutch Antilles and Lelei in January 2013 in Penang, Malaysia.
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Who: Joop, Jacolette, Johannes, Dirk and Lelei
Port: Richards Bay