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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.

 



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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.

 


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#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.

 







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