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Cephalopods | Lembeh Resort

May 11, 2019 - May 20, 2019


Special Scientific Expedition on Cephalopod Camouflage

Join us and Dr. Roger Hanlon for a special 9 night trip to our old home of Critters at Lembeh Resort in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia.

Dr. Roger Hanlon is one of the worlds’ cephalopod experts at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, which is an affiliate of the University of Chicago.  The Hanlon Lab is dedicated to the study of camouflage in animals.  You can read more about the lab here and more about Dr. Hanlon here.

He has also recently published two new books on cephalopods:

Cephalopod Behaviour (Hanlon & Messenger; Cambridge University Press 2018

Octopus, Squid, and Cuttlefish: a Visual, Scientific Guide to the Ocean’s Most Advanced Invertebrate (Hanlon, Vecchione & Allcock; University of Chicago Press 2018)

Dr. Hanlon and his assistant will be brining with them their Hyper Spectral Imager (HSI), a specialized camera that can capture an incredible 16 colors per pixel (as opposed to the 3 that all our cameras capture).  They will be using this to capture cephalopod behavior, camouflaging, etc.

This scientific trip is sure to not only be educational, but fun with incredible diving in the Lembeh Strait! Dr. Hanlon will be giving evening presentations on cephalopods, their behaviors, camouflaging, and discussing the day’s findings. You won’t want to miss this very special opportunity!

Double occupancy is $3,250 per person and includes

  • Deluxe accommodation in an ocean view bungalow
  • 22 guided boat dives with Nitrox
  • 1 house reef dive per day
  • All meals, snacks, free-flow water, coffee and tea
  • Roundtrip transfers from Manado airport
  • Free wifi


May 11, 2019
May 20, 2019
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