Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Celebration - BAD Cut!

Brilliant shot by Allen!

So there.

I just couldn't resist.
If you compare this to Dave's edit, whilst hopefully respecting the brilliant original, I've saturated it a bit more, replaced some of the Fishes, de-emphasized the Tigers as really, our flagship species are the Bulls and Reefies, and added some more little tweaks to further accentuate the beat.
But it remains Dave's edit - so praise him if you like it and blame me if you don't!

I trust you know your Sharks - so here' something about the other critters.
  • 00:36: Yellownose Shrimpgobies, Stonogobiops xanthorhinica, with Randall's Snapping Shrimp Alpheus randalli.
  • 00:37: male Squarespot BassletPseudanthias pleurotaenia.
  • 00:38: Gray Sandtilefish, Hoplolatilus cuniculus, a shy, deep-water Fish that can be rarely seen on the deep slope to Beqa Channel.
  • 00:39: Blacklip Butterflyfish Chaetodon kleinii feeding on a Jellyfish.
  • 00:40: male Stocky Anthias Pseudanthias hypselosoma.
  • 00:41: Trumpetfish Aulostomus chinensis.
  • 00:43: Antenna Turkeyfish Pterois antennata.
  • 00:45: Yellowtail Coris Coris gaimard, moving a rock to look for hidden prey.
  • 00:46: Stonefish Synanceia verrucosa.
  • 00:47: Large-toothed Cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus macrodon, mouth-breeding an egg cluster.
  • 00:51: possibly, Minifin Parrotfish Scarus altipinnis. The differently colored Fishes are different phases of one and the same species, with the supermales being blue-green.
  • 00:53: Bluestreak Goby Valenciennea strigata.
  • 00:54: Fire Dartfish Nemateleotris magnifica.
  • 00:55: Map Puffer Arothron mappa.
  • 00:56: Elegant Dartfish Nemateleotris decora.
  • 00:57: Banded Sea Krait Laticauda colubrina, one of the incarnations of Dakuwaqa.
  • 00:58: male Stocky Anthias Pseudanthias hypselosoma with Bull Shark in the background.
  • 01:13: Arc-Eye Hawkfish Paracirrhites arcuatus fighting over a coral head.
  • 01:59: juvenile Clown Triggerfish Balistoides conspicillum, yawning.
  • 02:22: Elongate Surgeonfish Acanthurus mata. Normally seen in schools, they can quasi-instantly change color from dark to silvery.
  • 02:23: Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata.
  • 02:24: Fiji Foxface, Siganus uspi. This Rabbitfish is endemic to Fiji and named after the University of the South Pacific USP.
  • 02:26: possibly, Highfin Parrotfish Scarus altipinnis.
  • 02:34: Narrowbarred Spanish Mackerel Scomberomorus commersoni, the ubiquitous Walu from the local Fish menu.
  • 02:37: Slender Grouper, Anyperodon leucogrammicus.
  • 02:38: Bluestriped Fangblenny Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos, a predatory mimic of the common Cleaner Wrasse.
  • 02:39: female Squarespot Basslet,   Pseudanthias pleurotaeniae.
  • 02:40: Splendid Garden Eel, Gorgasia preclara from the sand patch in front of the 25m feed.
  • 02:42: Gillraker Mackerel, Rastrelliger kanagurta, often seen but only rarely approached at the 4m safety stop where they engage in spectacular displays of their shiny gill plates. This is one of the few Bony Fishes that filters Plankton.
  • 02:54: Blue-and-Yellow Fusilier, Caesio teres.
  • 02:56: Longnose Filefish Oxymonacanthus longirostris from the 4m safety stop.
  • 02:58: Peacock Smasher Odontodactylus scyllarus, house keeping.
  • 02:59: Striped Cleaner Wrasse Labroides dimidiatus servicing a Grey Reefie. That's a shot I wanted to get for ages!
  • 03:03: Blackfin Hogfish Bodianus loxozonus.
  • 03:05: Pink Anemonefish Amphiprion perideraion.
  • 03:06: Darn Damnsels and a gaggle of Reefies.
  • 03:12: Giant Moray Gymnothorax javanicus watching Granma being fed.
  • 03:14: Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata.
  • 03:17: Bicolor Hawkfish Paracirrhites bicolor.
  • 03:18: Bluespotted Fantail Ray Taeniura lymma. Now reclassified as T. lessoni.
  • 03:19: Banded Sea Krait, Laticauda colubrina.
There you have it - confused? :)
Anyway: enjoy!


jsd said...


DaShark said...

Wow - and not even the usual comment about the music! :)
I've tried Debussy but the test public started snoozing at about the 30" mark!

jsd said...


DaShark said...

Hahahaha - is that a suggestion?

dr said...

Aua kila vakalailai na vosa vakaviti

Who cares about music, even without a nice cut. ;-)
And again, this drone shots over the reef are brilliant.
More of this and with bigger fish