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Mucky Secrets - The Marine Creatures of the Lembeh Strait - Series

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#21 Alison Perkins

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:13 PM

Great stuff!


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#22 Nick Hope

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:35 AM

Thanks Alison :)

 

Here's part 6, in which we look at carfinalfishes, including the pretty Banggai cardinalfish. It's a species that appears to be thriving since it was introduced to the strait, but is still endangered due to the ornamental fish trade. We also witness a poor frostfin cardinalfish meeting a grisly end when it is targeted by a trumpetfish.

 



#23 Alison Perkins

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:20 PM

Gripping viewing!

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#24 Nick Hope

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:20 PM

Part 7, which features seahorses including the pygmy seahorse, pipefishes, ghost pipefishes and shrimpfishes.

 



#25 kobrowisky

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 10:37 PM

So good Nick! 

 

Looking forward to seeing your future work. Hopefully not a 6 year wait;)



#26 Nick Hope

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 11:44 PM

Thanks mate. Actually 6 years would be an improvement!



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 11:28 PM

This is an awesome series! Looking forward to the next one.



#28 Nick Hope

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:19 AM

Thanks nihal!

 

This week's part 8 kicks off with a pair of short dragonfish, a type of seamoth. I then look at oriental flying gurnards, with their huge "wings", followed by a quick look at a couple of Lembeh's blennies including the hairtail blenny. Finally we encounter gobies, including a pair of yellow pygmy gobies living in a discarded bottle, and a toothy goby living on a sea pen.

 



#29 Nick Hope

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:35 PM

Part 9, which features mating mandarinfish and other dragonets.

 



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 03:44 AM

Thanks, I'm really enjoying this whole series.  Very well done.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 03:59 AM

It's better than GOT :)
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#32 Nick Hope

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:57 PM

GOT? :huh:

 

edit: Ah, Game Of Thrones. I've heard of that. No idea what it is though.


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#33 Nick Hope

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:36 PM

Part 10, which features Lembeh's frogfishes.

 



#34 Nick Hope

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 05:47 AM

Part 11 looks at Lembeh's juvenile fishes and their transformation to radically different adults. Features parrotfish, sweetlips, razorfish and filefish.

 


Edited by Nick Hope, 19 June 2014 - 05:47 AM.


#35 Nick Hope

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 08:52 AM

Sorry to fall behind. Here is part 12, which features Lembeh's boxfishes, puffers & porcupinefishes.

 



#36 Nick Hope

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:14 PM

Part 13, which features a young panther grouper, and then a variety of benthic fishes: stargazers, flounders and flatheads.

 



#37 Nick Hope

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 02:14 PM

Part 14, in which we meet a variety of scorpionfish and lionfish, including the spectacular fishes of the Rhinopias genus, considered by many to be the holy grail of muck diving finds (but to be fair, it's probably now been supplanted for many by the psychedelic frogfish :notworthy: ).

 



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:38 PM

Very nice documentary !

Really appreciated to look at your videos !! Good work ! Keep it up !
Narrative work is not easy, and its been very well done on your documentary !!!

Great !! Congratz !!



#39 Nick Hope

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 02:03 AM

Part 15, which features more camouflaged, bottom-dwelling fishes with a nasty sting: demon stingers and waspfishes.

 



#40 Nick Hope

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:09 AM

Part 16, which features some of the most intelligent marine creatures, cuttlefishes and octopuses.

 







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