The Seahorse – Hippocampus

The seahorse belongs to the family of hippocampus which in Latin means horse seamonster. Their size are ranging from tiny 1.5 cm up to 35 cm. They don’t have any stomach and because of the missing stomach these horses needs to eat all the time. To be exact they need to find at least 3000 tiny shrimps in the water every day otherwise they would die of starvation.

The male seahorse has really give the woman a break of giving birth in the nature. In this relationship the male are the one to carry all eggs in his pouch. Of all the eggs only one of thousand survives to an adult size. Some studies shows that they are extremely faithful to each other. Once they find a sea horse partner in their taste they stick with each other for the rest of their life. However it is showed that some of this horses can change partner as soon as the possibility rises. To answer the relationship we need to study this subject a bit further.

To great exercise can kill this guys so mostly they are sitting on the same coral relaxing and eating. Except to gain to much weight the only thing this guys need to worry about is the hungry crabs. If the dwarf sea horse needs to run from the crab he faces a problem. Since the top speed in this horsepower is 1.5 meter per hour.

The seahorse are endangered by over fishing and habitat destruction. The Chinese medicine market has a huge responsibility since they convinced the chines people that seahorses cure impotence, wheezing and pain. Which has nonscientific proof. 20 million seahorses are estimated to been taken from the sea by this reason every year. The consumption are also wild spread in Indonesia, Philippines and other ethnic groups.

The fishing of the endangered seahorse has been controlled by CITES since 2004. CITES is a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Sadly enough Norway, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia didn’t sign the law. And therefore we are going to a future without this lovely creature.

Support CITES and other ocean fighters that supports our ocean with knowledge among the local people. And of course ban all sort of seahorse consumption and we might give my favorite fish a opportunity.

Tigertail Seahorse; Thailand

If you ask your self

Who can change the world?

Rainbow warriors of Greenpeace?

Eco pirates of sea Shepard?

They can affect but still not strong enough to change.

But you want to know something?

We could change our future, but just if we do it together. Just by a simple action as;

Use less plastic; Plastics that end up as ocean debris contribute to habitat destruction and entangle and killed tens of thousands of marine animals each year. 9.1 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year. It´s estimated that in 2025 it will rise up to 150 million metric tons.

One thing that´s even more scary?
Plastic dissolves in the water after a while, and it enter the ecosystem. The plastic then wander from the smallest creatures to the biggest, which are humans.

To limit your impact, carry a reusable water bottle, store food in non disposable containers, bring your own cloth tote or other reusable bag when shopping, and recycle whenever possible. And never forget everything that are out there will eventually end up in the ocean so leave nothing.

Imaging if every human would spend 5 minutes per day to clean and recycle. Approximately 7.4 billion people would be available. Multiple that by the five minutes and we would have 37 billion minutes everyday of erasing all the trash on the whole earth. We would erase the problem of plastic and all be super cleaning heroes.

We have a responsibility to save our ocean.

Pictures from 12 Dive Tenerife at the beach clean up of La Caleta.

Clean 12 Dive
No trash belongs in the nature.




Master of camouflage

The cuttlefish are part of the family cephalopod, which includes squids, octopus and nautilus. Nautilus are weird looking pelagic octopus.

The master of camouflage has three hearts and trough this three hearts green blood circulating. The blood of a cuttlefish has another kind of protein, hemocyanin. Hemocyanin are full of copper which giving the exclusive green color to the blood.

The buoyancy are adjusted by the air that is filled up in their cuttle bone. By increasing and releasing air in the chamber they are adjusting their buoyancy.

This buoyancy method inspired today’s submarines!

In an everyday life this creatures are hovering around over the reef on the haunt for small fish, crabs and shrimps. Which they catch with their two super arms that break apart the prey with the suckers. The final kill is by inject a strong poison in to their prey.

All cuttlefish has a venom to use on their haunt. But the flamboyant cuttlefish has a venom that been discovered to be as poison as the blue ringed octopus. A poison considered to be one of the world’s most venomous from marine animals.

The cuttlefish has a camouflage that is admired all around the world. By a mere second they can change to all different colors and shape by special powers in their skin cells.

If this is not enough they can simply submerge in the sand bottom and become invisible with the sand pattern.

The last defense this guy are using is confusing ink and a yet propulsion to shoot them self away from danger.

The cuttlefish are estimated to be the smartest invertebrate on earth.

The pictures below show you the change of the cuttlefish. Amazing.


Same cuttlefish
Same cuttlefish
Same cuttlefish
Same cuttlefish



What´s really matters?

When you work as a diving instructor, many people are wondering about your future.

Well, what is a future?
What is a future without doing what you love?
What is a future without your passion?

For me, I was born for this.
I can´t live without it.

I sacrifice a lot to live in this businesses.
I lost track of having a normal life.

But I gained so much more.
Have you ever been surrounded by a huge school of graceful manta rays?
Have you ever been swimming through an endless school of fish?
Have you ever been speachless by the sight infront of you?
And been able to call it a work?

Do you really want to spend all that precious time at a work that you don´t love?

In the long run, I know I won’t be the richest but I know I will die with no regrets, surrounded with people from my adventures and I know I lived my life to the fullest.

In the end I won’t end up as one of the hundred most wealthy people.
But the thing is, I don´t belong there.

My life and my future belongs to the ocean.
And I have never been happier then right now.

And that´s what matters right?
What matters to you?

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Float as you never will float again!
It’s like a flying at work and you will see
From the cutest
To the toughest

Paradise on earth

The ocean covers 72% of our planet.
This ocean has developed from the very first life 3.5 billion years ago until today. Through evolution life has been washed away and some of it been developed to perfection.
Today we have discovered less then 5% of the world’s ocean. This 5% has shown us 230 000 species, it’s still estimated that we have 2 million different creatures to find.
The tiny shrimp and the 180 tonne blue whale are both here because they are supposed to be out there in the ocean. The evolution still need them to balance our planet.

In the end they are all connected to each other. We need every piece of the puzzle.
Somehow on the journey from monkeys to humans we forgot where we came from. We lost our roots to nature.

We started to play god.

But out there is light, there are good people that want to change the future.
And I believe in us. Not all of us, but most of us. We have the choice to change the future.
The rule when it’s comes to the ocean is simple; we don’t mess with it.
Let’s change our future. For the world, for everything that’s good in it.

I believe in us, Do you?

Soft Corals, Komdo Island
Soft Corals, Komdo Island
Cutefish, Komdo Islands
Cutefish, Komdo Islands
Clown Triggerfish, Komdo Island
Clown Triggerfish, Komdo Island