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The Man Behind – Fish Mimics Mimic Octopus That Mimics Fish


July 13, 2014

In 2011, while staying at Lembeh Resort, diving Air Prang 1, Godehard Kopp (A.K.A. Gode) had a rare opportunity to video never before seen marine animal behavior. When he returned to Germany he sent this video in for scientific review.  After viewing Gode’s short video scientist agreed, “We’ve never seen anything like that before”.  See his video on National Geography Daily News – Fish Mimics Mimic Octopus That Mimics Fish.

 Since Gode saw his first picture of a Hairy Frogfish, from the Lembeh Strait, in 1994 he knew where their next dive vacation would be. Hooked on critters and muck diving Gode and Gudrun (A.K.A. Guddi), a painter, came numerouse times since 96.  In early 2003, shortly after we opened, they started coming to Lembeh Resort and Critters@Lembeh to dive and relax.  When asked what made them keep coming back to the Lembeh Resort and Critters@Lembeh they said, “it’s like coming home, everyone here is like family…”. Gode has been diving with Critters@Lembeh dive guide Iwan, trained by the late Larry Smith since ’96. Guddi and Gode look forward to our receptionist Lovi’s warm welcome every time they come back. Gode and Guddi have booked the same bungalow year after year, because they say “you just can’t beat the view and it’s so peaceful here”.

During Gode and Guddi most recent holiday at Lembeh Resort, Gode shot a video of a Eubranchus sp. 14 nudibranch, that Iwan had never seen before. If you’d like to view a short video of this nudibranch click here.

Until we see you again Gode and Guddi, we’ll have your room whenever you are ready to return.

Terima Kasih & Sampai Jumpa Lagi (Thank You and See You Again),

All the Staff of Lembeh Resort and Critters@Lembeh