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Moray & Lionfish (00:60)

Big family of grey morays lives in truck tires, doing cleaning station for the lionfish at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Speckled shrimpfish (00:52)

Shrimpfishes swim in groups with head down swimming in a synchronised fashion sheltering in sea grass beds at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Geometric Moray (00:41)

Geometric Moray at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Crocodilefish & Moray (00:51)

Crocodilefish and Geometric Moray at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Octopus & Goatfish (00:60)

Octopus hunting with a pack of Goldsaddle Goatfish at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Spanish dancer (00:54)

Spanish dancert at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Lionfish Hunting at Night (00:60)

Lionfish hunting at night at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Moon jellyfish (00:49)

Moon jellyfish at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Geometric Morays (00:60)

A family of Geometric Morays at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Beauty of the Red Sea (00:51)

The beauty of the Red Sea at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Red Sea Clownfish (00:44)

Red Sea Clownfish at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Big Red Octopus (00:43)

Big Red Octopus at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Pharaoh Cuttlefish (01:36)

Pharaoh Cuttlefish at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Jayakar's Seahorse (00:51)

Jayakar's Seahors at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Geometric Morays (01:00)

Geometric Morays at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Hardyhead Silverside (00:57)

Hardyhead Silverside at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Snowflake moray (00:34)

Snowflake Moray at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Feather Duster Worm (00:45)

Feather duster worm at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Pharaoh Cuttlefish (00:58)

Cuttlefish laying eggs in the coral head it's facing. Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Cowtail Stingray (00:32)

Cowtail Stingray at Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Geometric Moray (00:51)

Morays lives in fire coral & Christmas tree worm. Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Scalefin Anthias (00:57)

The beauty of the Red Sea :) Scalefin Anthias. Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Stonefish & Moray (00:58)

Stonefish & Geometric Morays living together in peace & harmony :) Ras Abu Gallum - Red Sea - Egypt

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Moray & Seahorse (00:42)

A poor Jayakar's Seahorse & A curious Geometric Moray Ras Abu Gallum - Red Sea - Egypt

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Bluecheek Butterflyfish (01:00)

The Bluecheek is one of the few fish species to have long-term mates :) :) Eel Garden - Dahab - Egypt

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Geometric Morays (01:00)

First family while discovering "Morays Home" A new dive-site :) :) Ras Abu Gallum - Red Sea - Egypt

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Two friendly Octopuses (01:00)

Two friendly octopuses, one of them made a sudden attack & tried to steal my buddy’s camera filter :). Lighthouse - Dahab - Egypt

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Moray & Lionfish (01:01)

Morays lives in a motor oil bottle, divided into 2 rooms by a glass bottle & the curious Lionfish hover above their home. Laguna - Dahab - Egypt

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Eel Garden (05:14)

Garden Eels rise up in the sand halfway their body length waving in the sand feeding on plankton. When approached they slide quickly back into their holes. Eel-Garden - Dahab - Egypt

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Common-Lionfish (00:52)

Landing & Take Off Lionfish with only one supraocular tentacle. Lighthouse - Dahab - Egypt

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Jayakar's Seahorse (01:39)

The female seahorse deposits eggs into a brood pouch at the base of the male’s tail. The male then fertilises the eggs and carries them for the duration of their development. Laguna - Dahab - Egypt

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Snapping Shrimp & Goby (04:34)

Snapping Shrimps have a large claw, which they are able to snap, giving a load cracking noise and used in defence to either deter or to knock out their prey. Laguna - Dahab - Egypt

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Bluespotted Stingray (01:28)

Rays have electric organs others have venomous spines. Usually rays will swim out of harms if approached, however they can give a nasty sting could prove fatal. Abu Talha - Dahab - Egypt

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Sweeper & Lionfish (00:48)

It has few predators, probably because of its venomous spines, but larger lionfish do prey on smaller ones. Eel-Garden - Dahab - Egypt

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Bigeye (01:00)

Bigeyes can change colour from red, reddish brown to silver with mood, also at night they will change to a pale blotched pattern. Laguna - Dahab - Egypt

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Emperor Angelfish (01:00)

A play between a juvenile Emperor angelfish & Domino Damselfish :) :) Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Cuttlefish hunting (01:00)

Enjoy your meal Pharaoh Cuttlefish. Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Robust Ghost Pipefish (00:54)

Looks very similar to a drifting piece of seagrass. Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Beauty of the Red Sea (00:58)

The beautiful underwater world of the Red Sea. Ras Abu Gallum - South Sinai - Egypt

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Anemone partner shrimp (00:58)

Symbiotic interactions are common in the marine environment, particularly in the most diverse marine ecosystems. Ras Abu Gallum - Red Sea - Egypt

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Painted sweetlips (00:55)

Painted sweetlips lives in the elephant skeleton, a model of the under water museum by i-DiVE TRiBE. Lighthouse - Dahab - Egypt t

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Crown of thorns Starfish (00:35)

Crown-of-thorns starfish are marine invertebrates that feed on coral. Umm El-Sid - Dahab - Egypt

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Maxima clam (00:59)

When open, the bright blue, green or brown mantle is exposed and obscures the edges of the shell. Dahab - South Sinai - Egypt

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Arabian Angelfish (01:15)

The Arabian Angelfish is considered one of the most brightly coloured fish in the world and unusually beautiful both as a juvenile and as an adult. Golden Blocks / Island - Dahab - Egypt

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Red Sea Clownfish (1:20)

Red Sea Clownfish are all lborn males & the dominant male of a group will turn female when the female of that group dies. Ras Abu Gallum - Red Sea - Egypt

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Ras Mamlah Cave Dive (12:27)

Ras Mamlah dive spot is located north of Ras abou Gallum and Dahab, it is a crack going down to +100m. deep inside the coral table reef. very nice dive but very dangerous dive!

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Abu Talhah (03:16)

Your dive starts at a small lagoon. The dive leads you through beautiful hard coral formations until you reach the fringing reef & the full splendor of the coral and fish diversity.

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Caves Dahab (6:46)

The Caves, located south of Dahab, it's more like a large overhang. Once in the water the cave is directly below you and on both the left and right side you will find a shallow reef.

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Big Red Octopus (01:03)

Octopus feed by grabbing their prey with their tentacles or by spreading their skirt (the webbing between their tentacles) over the reef and hoovering up underneath. Umm Sid - Dahab - Egypt

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Tasseled Scorpionfish (01:11)

Scorpionfish are masters of camouflage, enabling them to lie in wait for their victims to come close. Poisonous with venomous spines along its back can cause death! Eel Garden - Dahab - Egypt

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Canyon Dahab (3:12)

The Dahab Canyon is the classic canyon, an essential dive for all fanatics of caves and cavern diving. The Canyon is itself quite a phenomenon.

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Snapping-Shrimp & Goby (05:51)

Snapping Shrimps have a large claw, which they are able to snap, giving a load cracking noise and used in defence to either deter or to knock out their prey. Laguna - Dahab - Egypt

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Canyon Dahab (4:50)

The Dahab Canyon is the classic canyon, an essential dive for all fanatics of caves and cavern diving. The Canyon is itself quite a phenomenon.

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Juvenile Butterflyfish (03:21)

I rescued a Butterflyfish from a Bedouin’s fishnet, after its around 20 mins out of the water! It took about 30 mins till it’s recovered (I just did my best)

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Stargazer (02:22)

Stargazer possesse electric organs located in a specialized pouch behind the eyes and can discharge up to 50 volts !!!, depending on the temperature of the water at the time!

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Schooling Bannerfish (01:20)

Bannerfish lives in large groups. They feeds on zooplankton in the open water sea and juveniles may act as cleaner fish. Ras Abu Gallum - Red Sea - Egypt

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Flowerpot Coral (00:46)

Flowerpot Coral are Colonies are short columns, oval in transverse section. Corallites near the tops of columns have fine irregular septa and diffuse columellae. Caves - Dahab - Egypt

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Scalefin & Chromis (01:05)

Scalefin anthias start their life as females and when there is an opening for a male will change to head up their harem of females. Males are much more colourful. The Garden - Abu Gallum - Egypt

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Stellate Pufferfish (01:01)

Arothron stellatus Pufferfish contains a highly toxic poison, tetrodotoxin, in its ovaries and to a lesser extent its skin and liver, which protects it from predators. Ras Abu Gallum - Red Sea - Egypt

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Umm El-Sid (03:24)

Ras Umm Sid in Dahab, a very popular dive site in the Sinai with beautiful coral and a great number of different fish.

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Upside-down Jellyfish (00:47)

Sometimes this jellyfish is picked up by the crab Dorippe frascone and carried on its back. The crab uses the jellyfish to defend itself against possible predators. Laguna - Dahab - Egypt

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Banded Pipefish (00:56)

Banded Pipefish male gives birth! The female deposits their eggs after fertilization into the males pouch to incubate the eggs for one month before giving birth. Eel Garden - Dahab - Egypt

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Commen Lionfish (01:20)

The common lionfish feeds on fish and small crustaceans. It has few predators, probably because of its venomous spines, but larger lionfish do prey on smaller ones. The Garden - Ras Abu Gallum - Egypt

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Moray and Boxer-Shrimp (01:35)

Morays usually open and close their mouths to move water through their gills for respiration. They are very shy creatures and will only attack if provoked! Ras Abu Gallum - Dahab - Egypt

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Lazardfish (02:20)

Lizardfish are experts at camouflage, they lie in wait for their prey lying on top of the sand or buried with just their heads showing. Their jaws needle-like teeth. Laguna - Dahab - Egypt

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Moray Garden (3:11)

It is a great place to look into holes and cracks for interesting things like morays, nudibranches and scorpionfish.

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Stonefish (00:53)

Stonefish is the most venomous fish in the world. Its dorsal area is lined with 13 spines, each of which has two venom sacs. The spines are ery vsharp and stiff. The Garden - Ras Abu Gallum - Egypt

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Red Sea Mimic Blenny (00:39)

Blennies scraping algae from the surface of dead corals. Some male blennies have small harems of arguing females. Males and females often have different colouring. The Garden - Abu Gallum - Egypt

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Leopard Whipray (01:09)

The Leopard Whipray can be recognised by its pattern of leopard-like spots, and its long, thin tail which usually has one sting. Ras Abu Gallum - Dahab - Egypt

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Grey Moray (01:00)

Morays usually open and close their mouths to move water through their gills for respiration. They are very shy creatures and will only attack if provoked! Laguna - Dahab - Egypt

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Golden Blocks (2:52)

Golden Blocks have large coral blocks that go from 10m to the surface and are covered with anthias. Also in the shallower part you have beautiful table corals and small coral blocks.

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Sexy Anemone Shrimp (01:24)

The female Sexy Anemone Shrimp carries the fertilised eggs under her abdomen until they are ready to hatch,which cause them to settle near potential host anemones. Ras Abu Gallum - Red Sea - Egypt

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Striped Eel Catfish (00:41)

Striped eel catfish with care as the first dorsal and each of the pectoral fins can inject a highly venomous toxin,if you are not careful. The toxin can cause severe pain or, if you are unlucky, even death.

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Clownfish & Anemones (00:40)

Clownfish and sea anemones have a symbiotic relationship. The sea anemone protects the clownfish from predators, as well as providing food. The clownfish defends the anemone from its predators.

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Scorpionfish (01:11)

Scorpionfishes have large, heavily ridged and spined heads. Venomous spines on their back and fins with a groove and venom sack. Well camouflaged with tassels, warts and colored specks.

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Black corals (01:31)

Black corals are a group of deep water, tree-like corals related to sea anemones. Also unique to black coral are the tinyspines that cover the surface of the skeleton.

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Broccoli Coral (00:44)

Most soft corals have no true skeleton and so their bodies are flexible.they are food and shelter to many marine animals, some of which hide in the branches and take on the colouration of these corals.

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Scalefin Anthias (02:02)

Most members of the group are juveniles and females,which are orange in color with subtle highlights. There are fewer males,which are purple overall with a pink smudge on each pectoral fin.

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Masked Pufferfish (00:37)

The bodies of Pufferfish are covered in a toxic mucus, if the skin or flesh is consumed it can be fatal to humans!! When threatened they will puff up like a football to deter predators.

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Walkman Scorpionfish (01:43)

Highly dangerous and poisonous with venomous spines along its back,they are masters of camouflage, enabling them to lie in wait for their prey to inhaling their prey with their large mouths.

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Tube Anemone (00:33)

The Tube Anemone has a long, soft, cylindrical body with a pointed foot on one end and topped with a crown of tentacles on the other.the stinging cells that help protect it from attack.

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Damselfish (01:48)

Damselfish are egg layers. they clear a site ready for a nest, then engage in a mating dance with rapid swimming,the males will often turn a shade or two darker. Spawning occurs at dawn.

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Yellow Mouth Moray (01:50)

Moray eels can often be observed with one or several of these cleaner shrimp that comb over their bodies, mouth, and even in between their teeth searching for parasites.

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Table Coral (01:13)

Acropora (Tabel Coral) species are one of the major reef corals responsible for building the immense calcium carbonate substructure that supports the thin living skin of a reef.

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Redtooth Triggerfish (01:29)

When sleeping this spine is used to wedge them into place in a crevasse and so deter predators from pulling them out of their bed! The spine is also held erect as a warning to other fish to stay away.

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Japanese Garden (01:49)

The Clownfish is virtually the only species of fish that seems able to resist the toxic effects of sea anemone, moving through them unharmed.The anemones protect them and they eat the leftovers.

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Stonefish (00:35)

Stonefish are masters of camouflage looking and lying like stones waiting for their prey. It has thirteen stout spines in the Dorsal Fin which can inject a highly toxic venom.

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Sea Sponge (00:58)

Sea sponges are one of the oldest living organisms in the earth. Sea sponges are among the simplest multicellular organisms and mostly look like plants. They are both male and female.

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Tubastrea Micrantha (00:53)

Tubastrea species that forms thickly branched, upright colonies in areas with good current flow. they are large and tubular,arranged along the branches. Colonies are dark green-black.

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Toby-Fish (00:24)

The bodies of Pufferfish are covered in a toxic mucus, if the skin or flesh is consumed it can be fatal to humans. When threatened they will puff up like a football to deter predators.

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Broccoli SoftCoral (01:53)

Broccoli very attractive and show a wide range of rich and pastel colours including reds, pinks, yellows and purples. Although this kind of coral can resemble broccoli in appearance.

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Six striped Soapfish (00:30)

Soapfish are nocturnal hunters,most are shy and under cover of the reef.Juveniles mimic venomous blennies.They have a soapy toxin in their skin that releases when stressed to deter predators!

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Glassy Sweeper (00:45)

The Glassy sweepers bodies are so transparent that the backbone can be seen in the living fish and they are a schooling fish.They seek shelter under ledges or in the caves during the day.

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Indian Tube Worm (00:36)

The Indian Tube Worm are extremely mobile and possess strong jaws for hunting and feeding on their prey. Some worms are covered in hairs for protection scavenging on the sea floor for detritus.

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Pyramid Boxfish (00:42)

Found singly on seagrass and weed bottoms of lagoons.They feed on invertebrates and worms.The bodies of Boxfish are covered in a toxic mucus which can be released when stressed.

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Scalefin Anthias (00:38)

The Scalefin Anthias is a protogynous hermaphrodite; a male retains a harem of five to 10 females (lucky you!!), but when the male dies, one of the females will undergo sex reversal.

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Christmas Tree-worm (00:43)

These Christmas tree-like crowns are composed of radioles, or hair-like appendages radiating from the wormÕs central spine. These appendages are used for respiration and to catch dinner.

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Razorfish (00:34)

Found singly or in pairs over sandy areas near to coral reefs. When disturbed they will dive into the sand, they can "swim" for long distances through the sand to deter predators.

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Cardinalfish & Lionfish (01:21)

Cardinal Fish Males incubate their eggs inside their mouths, as the egg masses increase in size they can be found with wide open mouths where they shift the eggs around to aerate the egg masses.

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Longnose Hawkfish (00:21)

Hawkfish can be found perched on top of coral blocks waiting for their prey. If approached by predators they quickly hide. Hawkfishes females will change into males if the dominant supermale dies.

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Porcupine-Fish (00:47)

porcupine fish, is ability to ingest huge amount of water(air sometimes)which increases their body size and turn them into ball-like creatures. Quick transformation scares predators.

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Undulate Moray Eel (01:05)

The moray eel is often one of the most dominant predators within its environment but morays are hunting by other animals including other large fish like grouper and barracuda, sharks and humans.

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Lionfish (00:30)

When disturbed they raise their feathery fins as a warning and will usually move off, able to charge at considerable speed.Their beautiful feathery pectoral and Dorsal Fins are highly venomous!!!

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Golden Trevally (00:53)

Golden Trevally are fast swimming fish that can roam over great distances. The larger fish hunt other fish and the smaller fish eat zooplankton. In turn they are hunted by large Tuna and Dolphins.

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