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10.04.11

Hairy Pygmy Pipehorse in Na’ama Bay

Hairy Pygmy Pipehorse in Na’ama BayAs macro-lovers know very well, often to find something new we just need to sharpen our eyesight. The photographer Adolfo Maciocco recently identified and photographed a Hairy Pigmy Pipehorse (Lat. Acentronura tentaculata), a rare creature which belongs to the family of Syngnathidae and looks like a cross between a seahorse and a pipefish. No longer than 3 cm and perfectly camouflaged among the seaweed, the Pipehorse was lying in less than two meters depth, on the sandy bottom of Na'ama Bay (pictured here). The head of our Camel Eco Tribe Catherine Bates immediately contacted Helmut Debelius -who recently visited us- to inform him of the sighting, since the sample does not appear yet in any of his books. Debelius was glad about the information and will include Adolfo’s photo on page 42 of the next edition of his famous “Red Sea Reef Guide”.

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Camel Dive Club & Hotel
Centre of Na'ama Bay
Sharm El Sheikh
South Sinai, Egypt
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