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Pura Jepun lies just north of Padangbai in East Bali and is home to some fantastic marine life. This video features clownish, a humpback grouper (barramundi cod), a peacock mantis shrimp, male ribbon eels and an oriental flying gurnard.

Also featuring Clark's anemonefish, a ribboned sweetlips, bicolor angelfish, a bluespotted stingray, a Phyllidia ocellata wart slug and bearded scorpionfish.

Shot in May 2006 with http://www.AquaMarineDiving.com

More Bali diving videos at http://www.bubblevision.com/underwater-videos/Bali/ 01:40

Pura Jepun
Indonesia

Freediving the Antipolis Wreck

This time I explore the insides of a wrecked oil tanker Antipolis. It's hugely underrated dive site. Its my first time wreck diving with such great options to penetrate. I think we even found a few new hidden sections inside the wreck.

Its located near Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. Water was a freezing cold 8 degrees on the surface and 7c down below.

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Thanks orcatorch for giving me this cool light to check out. Really helped when scouting out this wreck. http://www.orcatorch.com/product/1384844090.html 05:18

Antipolis Wreck
South Africa

Sea moths, flying gurnards, blennies and gobies. Part 8 of my documentary, "Mucky Secrets", about the fascinating marine creatures of the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia.

This video features some of the unusual fish found in the Lembeh Strait. First we encounter a pair of short dragonfish, Eurypegasus draconis, a type of seamoth. Seamoths are monogamous and bond closely with their mate.

We then meet the oriental flying gurnard. The juvenile oriental flying gurnard deters predators by appearing as large as it can. The false eyespots on its pectoral fins make it appear like a much larger fish from above.

The starry blenny, Salarias ramosus, is a type of combtooth blenny, of which there are some 400 species. By far the largest combtooth blenny is the hairtail blenny, Xiphasia setifer, also known as a snake blenny. It burrows its body into the sand, much like a snake eel.

Gobies represent the world's largest fish family, and one of the most varied. The yellow pygmy goby, Lubricogobius exiguus, traditionally seeks refuge in natural shelters such as empty shells. Here we meet a pair living in a discarded bottle.

Finally we encounter a toothy goby, Pleurosicya mossambica, a type of ghost goby, living on a sea pen, Pteroeides sp.. The sea pen receives neither benefit nor harm from the relationship, but provides the goby with shelter and a good spot to feed on plankton passing by in the current.

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..

Thanks to Kevin McLeod of http://www.incompetech.com for the music tracks, "Sneaky Adventure" and "Umbrella Pants", and to Tom Cusack of Leafy Lane Productions (http://www.freemusicforvideos.com) for the track, "Joy 2" and to  These tracks are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

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:
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http://google.com/+bubblevision
http://www.twitter.com/nicholashope
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Full list of marine life and dive sites featured in this video:

00:00 Short Dragonfish, Eurypegasus draconis, Nudi Retreat
01:05 Oriental Flying Gurnard (juvenile), Dactyloptena orientalis, TK1
01:18 Oriental Flying Gurnard, Dactyloptena orientalis, TK 1
01:26 Oriental Flying Gurnard (juvenile), Dactyloptena orientalis, Retak Larry
01:59 Starry Blenny, Salarias ramosus, Aer Perang
02:22 Hairtail Blenny, Xiphasia setifer, Makawide
02:50 Yellow Pygmy Goby, Lubricogobius exiguus, TK 1
03:47 Sea Pen, Pteroeides sp., Nudi Falls
03:54 Toothy Goby, Pleurosicya mossambica, Nudi Falls 04:47

Teluk Kembahu 1
Indonesia

Remoras, cobias and rainbow runners. Part 22 of my DVD, "Reef Life of the Andaman", available at http://www.bubblevision.com/marine-life-DVD.htm

In this video we look at more fish that form symbiotic relationships with larger marine life.

Live sharksuckers (Echeneis naucrates), a type of remora, attach themselves to sharks and other marine animals using their first dorsal fin which has evolved into a sucker. The sharksucker gets a free ride and feeds off food scraps left by the host, which also gives it protection. This is known as a commensal relationship, whereby the suckerfish benefits but the host derives neither significant benefit nor harm. Some scientists believe that the remora removes parasites etc. from the host, making the relationship a form of mutualism rather than commensalism. At various dive sites in Thailand and the Mergui Archipelago of Burma (Myanmar) we see live sharksuckers attached to zebra sharks, a whale shark, a spot-fin porcupinefish, a bridled parrotfish, and even a couple of scuba divers.

In another example of commensal symbiosis, the cobia (Rachycentron canadum) is similarly usually found accompanying larger marine animals. We see them following manta rays, blotched fantail rays, and a grey reef shark. The cobia gains some protection from the larger host, and often feeds on its faeces.

Rainbow runners (Elagatis bipinnulata), members of the jack family, are also often seen accompanying larger marine life, but for a different reason. They rub themselves against the skin of the host in order to remove parasites etc. from their own bodies. We see rainbow runners rubbing against a grey reef shark, a whitetip reef shark, and a hawksbill turtle.

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 marine life 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 Mark Ellison for the music track, "Similan Sunrise".

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

Full list of marine life and dive sites featured in this video:

00:00 Live Sharksucker, Echeneis naucrates, Koh Bida Nok
00:09 Live Sharksucker, Echeneis naucrates, Koh Bon
00:19 Live Sharksucker, Echeneis naucrates, Christmas Point
00:28 Whale Shark, Rhincodon typus, Fan Forest Pinnacle
00:35 Live Sharksuckers, Echeneis naucrates, Fan Forest Pinnacle
00:48 Spot-Fin Porcupinefish, Diodon hystrix, Boonsung Wreck
00:57 Live Sharksucker, Echeneis naucrates, Boonsung Wreck
01:06 Bridled Parrotfish, Scarus frenatus, Koh Tachai
01:10 Live Sharksucker, Echeneis naucrates, Koh Phi Phi
01:25 Live Sharksucker, Echeneis naucrates, Staghorn Reef, Racha Yai
01:31 Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, Black Rock
01:37 Manta Ray, Manta birostris, Black Rock
02:05 Blotched Fantail Ray, Taeniura meyeni, Black Rock
02:30 Grey Reef Shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos, Shark Cave
02:40 Rainbow Runners, Elagatis bipinnulata, Koh Tachai
02:59 Rainbow Runners, Elagatis bipinnulata, Fan Forest Pinnacle
03:14 Rainbow Runners, Elagatis bipinnulata, Richelieu Rock 04:00

Black Rock
Burma


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