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Stargazing Underwater

One of my favorite things to do during a gloomy day is going through my Philippines album and recall those sun-drenched days along the beautiful sandy beaches and sparkling blue waters. Today, I will share such a day with you and you’ll understand why I can stand the 14-hour flight to my hometown.

This was during our Philippines vacation almost a year ago when we stayed at Antulang Beach Resort in Dumaguete City.  The sea beckoned and I answered its call and went stargazing underwater. This was a blue starfish that I spotted on the seabed.



Linckia laevigata (sometimes called the “blue Linckia” or blue star) is a species of sea star (commonly known as a starfish) in the shallow waters of tropical Indo-Pacific. The variation (“polymorphism”, in this case, a “color morph”) most commonly found is pure, dark, or light blue, although observers find the aqua, purple, or orange variation throughout the ocean. These sea stars may grow up to 30 cm in diameter, with rounded tips at each of the arms; some individuals may bear lighter or darker spots along each of their arms.

Linking to Our World Tuesday, Water World Wednesday & Camera Critters.




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  1. OMG ang laking butete naman yan lol! I agree with you that is what I do too when I feel homesick looking at my vacation photos. I like to ask you about this resort in Dumaguete how we contact them? Is there a website that we can see? I will be in the Philippines next month and looking for a nice resort to stay and Dumaguete is one of the place I like to visit.

    • Oo nga, naka ka homesick. Good for you na uuwi ka. Click on the link name Antulang Beach Resort, it will direct you to the site. Maganda talaga ang Dumaguete, so idyllic.

Thanks for coming by today and for your kind words. I will visit you as soon as I can. Have a fantastic day and don't forget to smile. ~ Shey

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