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Schooling Fish. Part 15 of my DVD, "Reef Life of the Andaman", available at http://www.bubblevision.com/marine-life-DVD.htm

In this video we see how marine fishes form shoals and schools. Fish form these aggregations primarily for defence from predators. First we see huge shoals and schools of cardinalfishes at dive sites in Thailand, including various locations around Phuket, Racha Yai, Racha Noi and the Similan Islands. Later we observe various species of fusiliers and snappers schooling in Burma's Mergui Archipelago.

We then encounter various species of barracuda forming impressive schools at Racha Yai, Black Rock and Koh Tachai. At Western Rocky Island we see an impressive school of sawtooth barracuda forming a huge vortex.

We encounter a school of dogtooth tuna at Koh Tachai, a rare sight these days, and finally we meet schools of bigeye trevally, Caranx sexfasciatus, a common sight at Richelieu Rock, north of the Similan Islands.

The full narration is available as English, German or Spanish subtitles by turning on the closed captions (CC). There are also closed captions available showing scientific and common names of the fishes in English, German or Dutch, along with dive site names.

"Reef Life of the Andaman" is being serialised weekly on YouTube. Please subscribe to my channel to receive notifications of new episodes as I release them. The series features descriptions of 213 different marine species including more than 100 tropical fish, along with sharks, rays, moray eels, crabs, lobsters, shrimps, sea slugs, cuttlefish, squid, octopus, turtles, sea snakes, starfish, sea cucumbers, corals, worms etc..

I have more scuba diving videos and underwater footage on my website at:
http://www.bubblevision.com

I post updates about my videos, and interesting underwater videos from other filmmakers here:
http://www.facebook.com/bubblevision
http://www.twitter.com/nicholashope

The video was shot by Nick Hope with a Sony VX2000 DV camera in a Gates housing. It was edited in Sony Vegas Pro then deinterlaced with QTGMC and upscaled to 720p HD in AviSynth.

Thanks to Santana Diving of Phuket (http://www.santanaphuket.com), to Elfi and Uli Erfort for help with the German translation, and to Frank Nelissen for the Dutch subtitles.

Full list of fishes and dive sites featured in this video:

00:00 Tuna Wreck, Similans
00:15 Mangrove red snapper, Lutjanus argentimaculatus, Tuna Wreck
00:22 Cardinalfish, Rhabdamia sp., Tuna Wreck
00:30 Luminous cardinalfish, Rhabdamia gracilis, Home Run, Racha Yai
00:38 Swallowtail Cardinalfish, Rhabdamia cypselura, Racha Noi
00:43 Luminous Cardinalfish, Rhabdamia gracilis, Staghorn Reef, Racha Yai
00:53 Swallowtail Cardinalfish, Rhabdamia cypselura, Koh Bida Nai
01:01 Swallowtail Cardinalfish, Rhabdamia cypselura, Koh Doc Mai
01:12 Swallowtail Cardinalfish, Rhabdamia cypselura, Black Rock
01:18 Hardyhead Silversides, Atherinomorus lacunosus, Shark Cave
01:36 Mottled Fusilier, Dipterygonotus balteatus, Black Rock
01:51 Mottled Fusilier, Dipterygonatus balteatus, Shark Cave
02:08 African Pompano, Alectis ciliaris, Shark Cave
02:12 Striped Eel Catfish, Plotosus lineatus, Lucy's Reef, Racha Yai
02:24 Bigeye Snapper, Lutjanus lutjanus, Hin Muang
02:34 Bigeye Snapper, Lutjanus lutjanus, Anemone Reef
02:38 Bigeye Snapper, Lutjanus lutjanus, Koh Bon
02:47 Bigeye Snapper, Lutjanus lutjanus, Richelieu Rock
02:52 Bluestripe Snapper, Lutjanus kasmira, Rocky Point
03:01 Two-Spot Snapper, Lutjanus biguttatus, Anemone Reef
03:09 Two-Spot Snapper, Lutjanus biguttatus, Richelieu Rock
03:15 Variable-Lined Fusilier, Caesio varilineata, Koh Bon
03:20 Variable-Lined Fusilier, Caesio varilineata, Deep Six, Similans
03:30 Bigeye Barracuda, Sphyraena forsteri, Shark Point
03:37 Bigeye Barracuda, Sphyraena forsteri, Staghorn Reef, Racha Yai
03:43 Bigeye Barracuda, Sphyraena forsteri, Staghorn Reef, Racha Yai
03:47 Pickhandle Barracuda, Sphyraena jello, Black Rock
03:58 Blackfin Barracuda, Sphyraena qenie, Koh Tachai
04:06 Blackfin Barracuda, Sphyraena qenie, Richelieu Rock
04:14 Sawtooth Barracuda, Sphyraena putnamae, Black Rock
04:33 Sawtooth Barracuda, Sphyraena putnamae, Western Rocky Island
04:53 Dogtooth Tuna, Gymnosarda unicolor, Koh Tachai
05:08 Bigeye Trevally, Caranx sexfasciatus, Richelieu Rock
05:17 Bigeye Trevally, Caranx sexfasciatus, Black Rock
05:30 Bigeye Trevally, Caranx sexfasciatus, Richelieu Rock
05:37 Pastel Tilefish, Hoplolatilus fronticinctus, South Twin 06:06

Tuna wreck
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Nice wreck 1 mile off Cabo de Palos Murcia Spain 08:37

Naranjito
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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 07:07

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