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Screenshot from Take a Minute to Relax XLII: Ornate Ghostpipefish, a.k.a. Solenostomus paradoxus in one of its favourite hiding places, namely among the feeding arms of a crinoid named a Feather Star. Filmed and edited by Yoeri for Devocean Pictures.

Ornate Ghostpipefish: Solenostomus paradoxus

In this Minute of relaxation, we would like to introduce you to a very cryptic creature, that is very much loved by divers and snorkellers alike, the Ornate Ghostpipefish, a.k.a. Solenostomus paradoxus. In this clip, we see the Ornate Ghostpipefish in one of its favourite hiding places, namely among the […]

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Close-up screenshot of Take a Minute XLI: Goniobranchus kuniei. This colourful little beauty is a dorid nudibranch, of the Chromodorididae family is flappng with its mantle. A pattern of blue spots with pale blue haloes on a creamy mantle, and a double border to the mantle of purple and blue let them stand out.

Take a Minute XLI: Goniobranchus kuniei

In this relaxing episode of “Take a Minute”, we would like to introduce you to a pretty creature named Goniobranchus kuniei. This colourful little beauty is a dorid nudibranch, of the Chromodorididae family. The Order Nudibranchia of which this creature is part differs from other sea slugs. The name “Nudibranchia” […]

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Screenshot of videoclip "Take a Minute XL: Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)" for YouTube, filmed and edited by Yoeri for Devocean Pictures. A hawksbill sea turtle with green algea growing on its carapace swims along the shallow reef top with seagrass and soft corals against the background of the blue sea around Balicasag island, Visayas, Philippines.

Hawksbill sea turtle: Eretmochelys imbricata

In this relaxing Minute, we invite you to swim alongside one of the more famous and beloved ocean creatures, the hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). These marine reptiles, and yes they are reptiles, have been roaming the world’s oceans for an incredibly long time. It is believed that the “Cheloniidae” […]

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hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) resting next to a Synodus intermedius, the common sand diver, in between different kinds of soft corals on the sandy seafloor with blue background. Triple Wreck, St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands.

Statia‘s sea turtles 1: Species, sex & individuals

Our first article about Statia’s sea turtles focuses on how to identify turtles, from species via sex to individuals, and how to support science and conservation regarding sea turtles around St. Eustatius (Caribbean Netherlands) and beyond: Turtles are among the favourites of many divers around the world. Before explaining how […]

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Screenshot of slender filefish (Monacanthus tuckeri) in "Take a Minute to Relax" showing this small fish in beige with white and darker shots and long filaments “spicules” is hiding at a rope covered in hydroits, encrusting sponges and soft corals with the blue sea in the background. Yellow golden eye of this small fish is quite protuding and the spine of the dorsal fin half erected.

Caribbean clip: Slender filefish (Monacanthus tuckeri)

In this minute of relaxation, we bring you another Caribbean addition in our series „Take a Minute to relax“. The small but beautiful Monacanthus tuckeri, a.k.a. the Slender filefish. Although most individuals encountered, range between 2-5cm in length, they can potentially grow up to 10cm! They have laterally compressed, slender, […]

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