About Critter Circus
What to Expect When Diving in Critter Circus
"Fields of bottle brush corals - Acropora turaki"
The Circus dive site is located along the coastline, about 30 minutes west of the Murex Manado resort. The dive starts with a sandy slope covered in chocolate chip starfish and tufts of seagrass. As the sandy area begins to slope downwards it gives way to a small rocky wall at one end and flat shallow reef to the other. Past these staghorns, you start to enter the bottle brush zone. The term bottle brush refers to the shape or growth form of Acropora corals which have a thick branch and closely spaced long tubular corallites. There are several different species of Acropora that form this bottle brush branch shape, but the species at Circus is called Acropora turaki. This species is characterized by the long tube-like corallites and upright main branches that form into clumps. Read More: https://reefdivers.io/circus-reef-coral-spotting-northern-sulawesi/5818
Two cuttlefish cuttling, a sea bass basing, sea needles needling, sea noodles noodling, rock fish rocking, and Scorpion fish changing the wind.