Blog entries with videos

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 […]

Take a Minute to relax and breathe to coral reef life: Screen shot of "Take a Minute XXXI": Coral reef life or breathing to relax body and mind showing the beautiful coral reef top at Wakatobi Dive Resort in Sulawesi Indonesia.

Take a Minute to relax and breathe to coral reef life

This time in „Take a Minute to Relax“ we present coral reef life in the shallows (Wakatobi, Sulawesi, Indonesia) and invite you to breathe. As we have been writing about „The reefs of Wakatobi“ in episode XI and „Coral Reef Protection“ in episode XXV of our series, we focus on […]

Screenshot from "Take a Minute XXX : Cephalopods" showing a dwarf cuttlefish trying to blend in. Lembeh, Sulawesi, Indonesia, 2018. w-shaped yellow eye lid over dark pupil. Skin pattern red to pink pigments on white body. The arms hold on the a piece of reef.

Take a Minute to Relax XXX: Cephalopods

Take your minute to relax with cephalopods. Our video series „Take a minute“ reached already clip number 30. We are looking forward to sharing more underwater beauty and knowledge with you. We are getting back to our biweekly releases, after Yoeri’s computer made its back from repair (Yoeri’s rage against […]

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 […]