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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rare Fish Washes up in Mozambique, Thanks to my friends at Pemba Dive Camp for this post

WEIRD AND RARE
Oarfish – Regalecus glesne
Rare fishes of open ocean habitat depths of 20m-200m, occasionally found stranded on the beach. This was found on Wimbi beach in Pemba. It feeds on planktonic crustaceans.





It is a 5-8m ribbon like ray, brilliant silver with bluish streaks when alive and various black streaks & spots. Barbel (long feelers below the gills) 2m long.
Mouth is toothless, lower jaw has small tuft of bristle-like teeth.
No Anal fin, scales or gas bladder. Upper jaw very protrusile, maxilla broad. Flesh is just jelly, soft and watery, you can not even freeze it.

About Pemba DiveCamp Eco-friendly Coastal Nature Estate – Dive Resort in Northern Mozambique. This tropical paradise is on the edge of Quirimbas Islands offering Dolphin Safaris, Whale watching, PADI Resort Scuba from Wimbe beach, Fishing, Sundowners on secluded white beach with sunset campfire.

Beach front Chalets, Backpackers, Camping with free activities are included in the package at the Dive Resort:
Kayaking through mangroves, guided Nature walk, Snorkelling on the reef, Archery, Motorized raft, Axe throwing, Bird watching, Jogging trails, Volleyball, Trampoline, Secluded white beaches, Fireballs, Drumming at night, Beach campfire and a Mud bath the dirty way!
Complementary transfers in/out of Resort up to the Airport between 06h00-24h00 do phone us.

DINING
Potbelly Restaurant the Resort – food is good.
A fully kitted communal self-catering kitchen is available.
Beach Barbeque and dining tables
A Backpacker Shop with groceries, medicines and curios.
Wifi Internet Cafe inside the Backpacker Shop.
We have two locations Dive Resort inside the bay and Dive Center on Wimbi Beach.
Calvin our PADI Instructor goes to the Wimbi every day.

Dolphin Safari to the other side of the bay including mask, fins and drinks.

Diving:
The diving at Pemba on the edge of the Quirimbas Archipelago Islands is really very good, this comes from experienced divers who have dive all over the world. Diving in Pemba is completely different. Pemba has of the largest variety of different types of coral attracting a variety of marine life.
What is special is the Coral reefs starting almost on the shore, drop off with Africa's largest Fan Coral 300m from the shore (Wimbi Beach). All dive sites are 10 - 30 minutes. The mangrove swamp and more coral areas are next to the dive sites (Pemba Dive & Bush Camp Resort) inside the bay.

Please have a look on our website www.pembadivecamp.com go to “Getting There” on details of travel by air, road, train or bus with overnight routes, road conditions, distance and times available from South Africa, Malawi or Tanzania to Pemba
Contact Information
Phone
+258 826611530Mobile
+258 826697050Mobile
Address
Wimbi Beach and Nacole Drive
0000 Pemba, Mozambique
Website
http://www.pembadivecamp.com
Email
pembadive@gmail.com
Facebook facebook.com/pembadivecamp

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