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Title : Mucky Secrets - Part 1 - Coral Triangle, Lembeh Strait & Sessile Animals
Description : Part 1 of my documentary, "Mucky Secrets", about the fascinating marine creatures of the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia. In this video I introduce the Lembeh Strait's location off North Sulawesi, in Indonesia, at the heart of the Coral Triangle. The Coral Triangle has been designated on account of its extraordinary marine biodiversity, and the Lembeh Strait hosts a huge variety of marine critters on its seabed of dark, volcanic sand and silt. The type of exploration it offers has become known as "muck diving". The conditions and cryptic critters of the Lembeh Strait contrast with the clear blue water and coral reefs of dive locations such as the nearby Bunaken National Park. I introduce some of the sessile animals that live in the Lembeh Strait, including corals and sea squirts, otherwise known as tunicates or ascidians, enjoying the currents at dive sites such as Critter Hunt. There are English captions showing either the full narration or the common and scientific names of the marine life, along with the dive site names. "Mucky Secrets" is being serialised weekly on YouTube. Please subscribe to my channel to receive notifications of new episodes as I release them. The series will feature a huge diversity of weird and wonderful marine animals including frogfish, nudibranchs, scorpionfish, crabs, shrimps, moray eels, seahorses, octopus, cuttlefish etc.. The music tracks are "Mountain Breeze (pad)" by Purple Planet (http://www.purple-planet.com) and "Arrival of the Broken Kings" by Klangachse (http://klangachse.de). Thanks to the staff and keen-eyed divemasters of Two Fish Divers (http://www.twofishdivers.com), for accommodation, diving services and critter-spotting. The video was shot by Nick Hope with a Sony HVR-Z1P HDV camera in a Light & Motion Bluefin HD housing with Light & Motion Elite lights and a flat port. A Century +3.5 diopter was used for the most of the macro footage. I have more scuba diving videos and underwater footage on my website at: http://www.bubblevision.com I post updates about my videos here: http://www.facebook.com/bubblevision http://google.com/+bubblevision http://www.twitter.com/nicholashope http://bubblevision.tumblr.com Full list of marine life and dive sites featured in this video: 00:26 Batu Lohang, Manado Tua 00:31 Pyramid Butterflyfish, Hemitaurichthys polylepis, Ped, Nusa Penida, Bali 00:35 Harlequin Shrimp, Hymenocera picta, Seraya Secrets, Bali 00:39 Nudibranch, Hypselodoris kanga, Seraya Secrets, Bali 00:43 Dispar Anthias, Pseudanthias dispar, Ron's Point, Bunaken 00:48 Yellowstripe Goatfish, Mulloidichthys flavolineatus, Fukui, Bunaken 00:52 Ocellaris Clownfish, Amphiprion ocellaris Coral Garden, Tulamben, Bali 00:56 Porcelain Anemone Crab, Neopetrolisthes maculatus Pura Jepun, Padangbai, Bali 01:25 Moorish Idols, Zanclus cornutus Mandolin, Bunaken 01:30 Dispar Anthias, Pseudanthias dispar Ron's Point, Bunaken 01:35 Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas Lekuan 1, Bunaken 01:50 Macolor niger, Black And White Snapper Lekuan 1, Bunaken 01:56 Blacktip Reef Shark, Carcharhinus melanopterus Ron's Point, Bunaken 02:15 Lembeh Strait 02:29 Mount Klabat, North Sulawesi 02:36 Bitung, North Sulawesi 02:56 Nudi Retreat, Lembeh Strait 03:00 Hairball, Lembeh Strait 03:15 Hairball, Lembeh Strait 03:19 Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Solenostomus paradoxus, Hairball 03:24 Whitemargin Stargazer, Uranoscopus sulphureus, Aer Perang 03:31 Tuberculate Night Anemone, Alicia sp., Nudi Falls 03:39 Nudibranch, Hypselodoris bullocki, Critter Hunt 03:43 Humpback Batfish (juvenile), Platax batavianus, Jahir 03:51 Birdbeak Burrfish, Cyclichthys orbicularis, TK 2 (Teluk Kembahu) 03:56 Yellow Pygmy Goby, Lubricogobius exiguus, TK 1 (Teluk Kembahu) 04:01 Greyface Moray, Gymnothorax thyrsoideus, Retak Larry 04:08 Orbiculate Cardinalfish, Sphaeramia orbicularis, Two Fish Divers House Reef 04:12 Nudibranch, Discodoris boholiensis, Two Fish Divers House Reef 04:19 Panther Grouper, Cromileptes altivelis, TK 3 (Teluk Kembahu) 04:26 Veined Octopus, Amphioctopus marginatus, Pantai Parigi 04:32 Painted Sweetlips (juvenile), Diagramma pictum, TK 1 (Teluk Kembahu) 04:36 Hairball 04:41 Striated Frogfish, Antennarius striatus, Hairball 05:13 Branching Flowerpot Coral, Alveopora gigas, TK 2 (Teluk Kembahu) 05:24 Pulsing Xenia Coral, Xenia actuosa, Nudi Retreat 05:57 Golden Sea Squirt, Polycarpa aurata, Critter Hunt 06:04 Stalked Ascidian, Clavelina robusta, Critter Hunt 06:24 Leach's Compound Ascidian, Botrylloides leachii, Critter Hunt 06:37 Saddleback Clownfish, Amphiprion polymnus, Aer Perang 06:42 Saddleback Clownfish, Amphiprion polymnus, Hairball
Rating : 5.00
Duration : 00:07:07
Video submitted by Nick Hope (11-04-2014)