Screenshot of "Take a Minute LII: Picasso Triggerfish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus)" filmed and edited by Yoeri Bulk, Devocean Piictures, during a night dive at the house reef of Wakatobi Dive Resort, Indonesia. Colourful fish with flat oval shaped body and a dominant dorsal fin. Blue strip on snout, then orange line and yellow-green patch from snout towards back. More black and dark lines and black and yellow fins, underside white on a shallow reef top with sand and seagrass.

Picasso Triggerfish: Rhinecanthus aculeatus

In this episode of “Take a Minute to Relax” we’d like to introduce you to a beautiful creature that goes by the Hawaiian name of Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa, or Humu-Humu for short. Although this may sound nice, roughly translated it means “triggerfish with a snout like a pig”. Outside of Hawaii though, […]

Group of Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) with tasselled first dorsal fin, elongated anal and second dorsal fin rays, deeply forked caudal fin, and a colour pattern consisting of three black bars across the head and body and prominent black anterior edges on the anal and second dorsal fin, which are decorated with white spots.

Banggai Cardinalfish: Pterapogon kauderni

In this relaxing episode, we would like to present you with a mesmerising performance by Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) dancing with the swell of the ocean. These beautiful creatures grow to a size of about 8 centimetres (3 inches), which makes them a great bite-sized snack for many would-be predators. […]


Blue-lined philinopsis: Philinopsis speciosa

In this relaxing Minute, we would like to introduce you to a beautiful bottom dweller named the Blue-lined philinopsis. In scientific circles, it goes by the name Philinopsis cyanea. To make things even more complicated, Philinopsis cyanea is almost certainly a synonym of Philinopsis speciosa. This particular species was first […]

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 […]