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It’s All About The Eggs
Histiophryne psychedelica

Focusing on her most prominent feature, her eggs, you can clearly see them, including an eye and her rapid movements to help clean and aerate her babies. At the end of the video you can see, in slow motion, how she seems to be ejecting small bits if debris that have worked their way into …

It’s All About The Eggs
Histiophryne psychedelica
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Convict Blenny
Pholidichthys leucotaenia

Monsoon has ended very early this year, and we’ve already started diving on the south ‘clear water’ sites. We are lucky to have renowned photographer Wolfgang Poelzer and his wife Barbara diving with us. They’ve been to Ambon before, but have never dived anywhere but Ambon Bay. The muck dives have, as always, been fantastic, …

Convict Blenny
Pholidichthys leucotaenia
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The King of Nudis
Melibe colemani

Another wonderfully weird critter ticked off the list, the Melibe colemani. This amazing nudibranch is often called the holy grail of the sea slug world. Incredibly cryptic and only known from a few areas, I have wanted to see this critter for many years. Finally, I have… When seen still, i.e. on a photograph, it …

The King of Nudis
Melibe colemani
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Psychedelic Frogfish
Histiophryne psychedelica
2016

Everyone who comes to Ambon to dive, not surprisingly, wants to see the Psychedelic Frogfish, Histiophryne psychedelica. And it’s a critter we would love to show everyone too. The last sighting was at the end of 2014, when we found it in Ambon Bay and before that it had been about 4 years since one …

Psychedelic Frogfish
Histiophryne psychedelica
2016
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Macrotritopus Sp. – Planktonic paralarvae

I’ve been very lucky, as a macro videographer, to have lived and worked in Lembeh and Ambon over the last six years or so. It has given me the opportunity to film some of the rarest and most unusual critters in the underwater world. My critter checklist has been getting smaller over the years, but …

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Swarming Bumblebee Shrimp
Gnathophyllum americanum

Once is a while you come across something underwater that just blows your mind!! This was one of those times. Bumblebee Shrimp are one of the rarest shrimp. They are much desired as a photographic subject for this reason, as well as being beautiful subjects. Usually you find one or two (always exciting) and they …

Swarming Bumblebee Shrimp
Gnathophyllum americanum
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Unusual Batwing Slug
Siphopteron cf. quadrispinosum

It’s always nice to see something for the first time, as I’ve sure I’ve said many times before!. This is a short video of a yet undescribed type of Batwing Slug, Siphopteron cf. quadrispinosum. Batwing Slug are a type of Headshield Slug and have the ability to actually swim through the water, using the wing-like …

Unusual Batwing Slug
Siphopteron cf. quadrispinosum
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