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Screenshot of Take a minute XLVI: Leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus) filmed and edited by Yoeri Bulk for Devocean Pictures. Yellow leafy with white and brown stripes and blotches. The flat fish sits in between hydriots on hard corals against the deep blue ocean. Wakatobi, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Leaf scorpionfish: Taenianotus triacanthus

„Take a Minute to Relax“ and observe another weird and wonderful creature hiding in the coral reefs: Leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus). The leaf scorpionfish, also called paperfish, is definitely the most elegant of all the ambush predators. Ambush predators, also called sit-and-wait predators, are carnivorous animals that get to their […]

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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 Take a Minute XXXVI: Feather Duster (Tube) Worm (Sabellastarte spectabilis) video series by Yoeri Bulk for Devocean Pictures. The whitish feathery crown of the tube worm is visibale against red reef.

Feather Duster: Sabellastarte spectabilis

In this session of relaxing minutes, we would like to introduce you to a critter that uses a flamboyant feature to mask what many people would deem an otherwise gross appearance. Yes, Sabellastarte spectabilis is, despite its beautiful name, not some fluffy plant or coral in a variation of colours, […]

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Screenshot from "Take a Minute to Relax XXXIII": Sarasvati Anemone shrimp (Periclimenes sarasvati), a beautiful commensal shrimp, genus of semi-transparent within the family Palaemonidae, on an anemone. Common names, depending on the region of the Indo-Pacific where it is found. Anemone- Carid, Cleaner, Commensal, or even Glass shrimp, due to the fact that their bodies are almost transparent. Pnik eggs in abdomen visible, red stripes through the eyes and blue ones on the white speckled claws.

Sarasvati Anemone Shrimp: Periclimenes sarasvati

In this episode of “Take a Minute to Relax”, we would like to focus your attention on a small treasure, that’s easy to overlook: Sarasvati Anemone Shrimp (Periclimenes sarasvati). This little beauty is a commensal shrimp, genus of semi-transparent within the family Palaemonidae, often living symbiotically. It has been labelled […]

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Screenshot from "Take a Minute to Relax XXXII" showing mblyeleotris randalli a.k.a. know as Gold-barred Shrimp Goby, Gudgeon, Orangestripe Prawn Goby, Orangestripe Watchman Goby, Randall's Shrimp Goby, Sailfin Shrimp Goby hovering over its borrow in the sand. White body and five distinct bars in orange with big partly translucent dorsal fin with black spot in the centre.

Take a Minute XXXII: Randall’s Shrimp Goby (Amblyeleotris randalli)

After a long wait, we’re very happy to bring you another episode of our “Take a Minute to Relax” series. The guest star in it is both flamboyant as well as interesting and goes by the scientific name Amblyeleotris randalli. In the common tongue, there are numerous names for this […]

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