Ghost Pipefish in Fiji, Solenostomus

Ghost Pipefish in Fiji, Solenostomus

Ghost pipefish are small fish that belong to the same order as seahorses and sea dragons. They appear seasonally in shallow waters on coastal reefs and mucky sediments. Ghost pipefish are masters of disguise and divers get always excited finding … Read more

Pilot Whales In Fiji

Pilot Whales In Fiji

Pilot whales belong to the family of the oceanic dolphins just like their larger cousins the killer whales. There are two species the long-finned pilot whale and the short-finned pilot whale. Common throughout the world’s oceans, the long-finned species live … Read more

Spinner Dolphins In Fiji

spinner dolphin in fiji

Spinner dolphins live in all tropical and subtropical oceans around the world.  There are 4 subspecies of the genus spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris). They are a small species of the family of the toothed whales. Spinner dolphins are very playful, … Read more

Humpback Whales In Fiji

Humpback Whales in Fiji

Humpback whales are cosmopolitans who live in all of the world’s oceans. The humpback whales are baleen whales and spend most of the year in Arctic Waters, feeding on krill and small sardine-like fish. During the polar winter month, they … Read more

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin in Fiji

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin in Fiji

The spotted dolphin is found worldwide in all temperate and tropical oceans. There are 2 species, the Atlantic spotted dolphin and the Pantropical spotted dolphin with 4 subspecies in the Pacific. Of those, 2 subspecies exist in the eastern Pacific ocean, a coastal … Read more

False Killer Whales in Fiji

False Killer Whale in Fiji

False killer whales are the fourth-largest member of the oceanic dolphin family (Delphinidae).  They live in temperate and tropical oceans throughout the world. They probably got their name ‘false killer whale’ (scientific pseudorca) because of similar skull characteristics and the similarity … Read more

Fin Whale In Fiji

Fin Whale in Fiji

The Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) is the second-largest animal on the planet right after the Blue whale. They can grow to around 25 meters in length and weigh over 60 tons. Just like its big cousin it is a cosmopolite … Read more

Bottlenose Dolphins In Fiji

bottlenose dolphin fiji

Most people have probably know the TV series “Flipper” where the main animal protagonist is a trained bottlenose dolphin. Bottlenose dolphins are some of the most common and well-known members of the Dolphin family. Bottlenose dolphins in the Fiji Islands … Read more

Whale Shark in Fiji

whale shark in fiji

Whale sharks in the Fiji Islands (Rhincodon typus) The whale shark inhabits all tropical and temperate oceans. It lives pelagic in the open seas, usually in the upper water column where plankton is plenty. It is a slow-moving filter feeding … Read more

Nautilus In Fiji

The Nautilus (Nautilidae) is a mollusk of the cephalopod family (Cephalopoda), which also includes squid, octopus, and cuttlefish. The Nautiluses differ from the other cephalopods living today by a number of features, mainly by the large, hard outer shell that … Read more