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    Day octopus is a real shapeshifter!

    If you haven't seen my other octopus video, look below in this forum for this title:Octopus playing hide and seek in video. It's a Caribbean reef octopus that spent 10 minutes trying to trick me with his camo tricks.
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    Amazing Transformations, Pacific Islands

    Many fish undergo startling changes as they transition from their juvenile phase to the adult. After the Caribbean version of Amazing Transformations, we now present part 1 of the Pacific Islands Amazing Transformations. We begin with the Koran Angelfish. The Juvenile displays the striking...
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    Day octopus is a real shapeshifter!

    I just returned from the Cook Islands, and wanted to share this video I shot of what I believe to be a day octopus (Octopus cyanea). I just happened to spot him when my wife stopped to shoot a blue crocea clam, and spent the next hour with him as he showed off some amazing disgiuses. Find it...
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    Amazing Fish Transformations video, Caribbean Edition

    not actually a jacknife fish. not actually a jacknife fish. It looks almost exactly like it, but this is the spotted drum. The jacknife juvenile has one less stripe on it's head. I've never seen the adult version of the jacknife, but I imagine it's also similar to the drum, since the juvis...
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    Amazing Fish Transformations video, Caribbean Edition

    As aquarium keepers, we often only get to see one phase of a fishes lifespan, and some not at all, because of size. One thing that struck me when I first went out on the reefs was the various phases of fishes, from the juveniles through various sexes and adult fish that I had never seen before...
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    Rarotonga in the Cook Islands , exploring the lagoon for new discoveries.

    Rarotonga is the most populated of the Cook Islands, and is about halfway between Hawaii, and Australia. The closest landmass is New Zealand, about a 5 hour flight away, so most of the visitors we encountered were Kiwis on their holiday. Raro is surrounded by a barrier reef, and there is a wide...
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    Video of rare white color morph yellow tang shot in wild

    Ghost tang Ghost tang I wouldn't be so sure. This one was in a protected area, and was actually quite large, so he's been around for awhile. The aquarium collection industry in Hawaii is very stringently regulated and they only allow collection in certain approved areas. If he was...
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    Video of rare white color morph yellow tang shot in wild

    This new video features a rare white color morph of the iconic Yellow Tang from Hawaii shot on the reef. The video starts with a quick review of many different tangs found in Hawaii before revealing this wonder for all to see! https://youtu.be/nwvyHYkYgG4
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    Octopus playing hide and seek in video.

    Usually when I spot an octopus on the reef, he just slides into the nearest crevice, changes color to blend in and stays there, that one weird eye peering out at me. One morning in the Caribbean, I got lucky, and caught one hanging out, and after deciding I was not going to eat him, he decided...
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    Nezmo Productions, from tanks to reefs.

    It all started back around 1975. We were visiting friends in Pittsburgh, and they told us they had a very cool place to show us on this trip. They took us to Monroeville and stopped at a place called Elmer's Aquarium. I'll never forget the first time I set foot inside Elmer's. Back then, the...
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    Nezmo Productions, from tanks to the reefs

    It all started back around 1975. We were visiting friends in Pittsburgh, and they told us they had a very cool place to show us on this trip. They took us to Monroeville and stopped at a place called Elmer's Aquarium. I'll never forget the first time I set foot inside Elmer's. Back then, the...
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    Our first attempt at raising Perculas

    clownfish size disparity I never bred clowns, but my experience with shooting video of them underwater is that the male is always much smaller than the dominant female. She restricts his movements and feeding to keep him from getting more dominant and perhaps changing to a female. The...
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    How to get to hawaii cheap?

    Mileage card Mileage card We live on the East coast, and tickets to Hawaii are high. Our solution has been to use a United mileage card. We use it for everything, and pay it off every month. Been to Hawaii 6 times, and only paid for airfare the first time. They give you almost enough bonus...
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    Caulerpa prolifera

    I guess how fast it grows depends on your conditions, lighting, nutrients available to algae, etc. They give you a ton of Prolifera in a bag. I was amazed at how much there was! I recommend getting a portion of their Chaetomorph also, I have both in my 'fuges. The Chaeto comes with some good...
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    Caulerpa prolifera

    I always thought he was near Tampa, but I'm not sure. If so he should be OK. The right side of the hurricane is always the worst side, and it went in further south around Sanibel. I'm in Myrtle Beach, SC, and they just issued a mandatory evacuation on the Ocean side of our main highway. I...
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