Friday, June 10, 2005

TURTLE SERVICED BY TANGS IN SIPADAN



This is probably a green turtle as they are the most common specie found in Sipadan. At this ‘cleaning station’, she rests her majestic body on the rocks, and is quickly serviced by two black tangs, which feeds hungrily on the parasites that cling on her skin.

You can also see three smaller fishes feeding on the ‘morsels’ off her leg. I took this picture from a rather far distance because I did not want to disturb the ritual by scaring the fishes away. So, the pale colors (giving excuses, eh?)