Blog entries with videos

Screenshot from video clip "Take a Minute to Relax": Golden Sweepers (Parapriacanthus ransonneti). Yellow/Golden Sweeper, Pygmy sweeper, Golden/Yellow Bullseye, and Golden Glassfish, just to name a few. Several species of Parapriacanthus are often huddled together under the same banner of “Glassfish”, as they're partially transparent. They have a rather compressed, silvery pink translucent body with a greenish golden head and large eyes, showing a faint dark horizontal streak starting from the upper part of their gill cover to below the rear end of their dorsal fin. They hurdle together and sweep in and out of the colourful reef with soft and hard corals in Komodo National Park in Indonesia.

Golden Sweeper: Parapriacanthus ransonneti

In this minute of relaxation, we would like to mesmerize you with the incredible collective performance of these small, but very interesting reef fish: Golden Sweeper or Parapriacanthus ransonneti. At first glance, Parapriacanthus ransonneti is just an unremarkable small reef fish that goes by many different names, depending on the […]

Screenshot of an episode of "Take a Minute to Relax": Bigeye trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus). A school of bigeye trevallies or jacks is gathering in the blue water just next to the reef. These big silvery and shiny fish hang out to rest during the day while some of them are getting cleaned (the ones on the reef top itself).

Bigeye Trevally: Caranx sexfasciatus

In this episode of underwater relaxation, we would like to become a part of this immense living silver cloud, and simply go with the flow: Bigeye trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus). A school of fish this size can literally block out the sun. These Bigeye trevallies (Caranx sexfasciatus) have come together in […]

Screen-shot of a solar-powered melibe (Melibe engeli) a almost transparent nudibranch in a yellowish green searching for prey on the sandy sea floor. This marine gostropod has algae in their body, visible as little black pigments. Melibe is an active hunter by throwing the inflated oral hood over the substrate like a fisherman casting his net. Filmed by Yoeri Bulk (Devocean Pictures) in Lembeh, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Solar-powered Melibe (Melibe engeli)

In this Minute of Relaxation, we would like to introduce you to one of the most interesting species of Nudibranch, known as solar-powered Melibe (Melibe engeli). Nudibranchs are molluscs in the class Gastropoda, which includes snails, slugs, and sea hares. Many gastropods have a shell. Nudibranchs have a shell in […]

Screenshot of the video take a minnute to relax "coral reef protection" showing a sunlit reef top with diverse andd colourful corals teeming with fish. Filmed at Fan 38 at Wakatobi Dive Resort, Indonesia.

Dive into coral reef protection

In this session of tranquillity, we would like you to focus on the living art that is the coral reef and its protection. This particular reef, named Fan 38, is located at Wakatobi Dive Resort and is one of our favourite reefs on this beautiful Blue Planet. Reef-building corals consist […]

Screenshot of the video of a Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera elegans), a juvenile shrimp. Harlequin shrimp are white to light pink in colour, with splashes of bright coloured spots on their entire body, usually red, purple, orange, and blue. Despite their relatively small size, they have few natural predators. This is thanks to their markings and colouration. Like on land, in the ocean bright patterns are a red flag to predators of toxicity. In addition, their colouration serves as a wonderful camouflage when moving along a coral reef, mimicking the bright lights and shadows produced by the overhead sun.

Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera elegans)

Happy new start of „Take a Minute to Relax“ in 2021 with some visual meditation: Meet the harlequin shrimp (hymenocera elegans). Origin of Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera elegans) In this first minute of relaxation of the new year, we’d like to focus your attention on this gorgeous, but voracious little hunter. […]