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Some coral reef footage I took in the South Pacific!

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I made a quick video of some footage I took of some reef life I found in the South Pacific in French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. I think it's cool to see some of the coral that we keep in our tanks out in the wild. I thought you guys may enjoy some of it!

 

 

 

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57 minutes ago, dpoltsdsu said:

I made a quick video of some footage I took of some reef life I found in the South Pacific in French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. I think it's cool to see some of the coral that we keep in our tanks out in the wild. I thought you guys may enjoy some of it!

 

 

 Awesome! 😀

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So cool. thanks for sharing 

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I want to take one of those black rocks home and hammer them down and stick them in a tank 😮

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Sweet!

 

Just a note to others, there is more impressive footage in the first half of the video (if you just click play, it starts somewhere in the middle).

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Wow!!! Thanks so much for sharing! Spectacular!!!

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Thanks everyone! Glad you enjoyed it. Not sure why it skips to the middle of the video, there is better footage in the beginning 

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I thought the part with the hermit crab was really cool (although the entire video was great)

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Incredible footage @dpoltsdsu, thank you for sharing!

 

You captured some amazing footage with beautiful framing. I love seeing the waterline and the coast too, such beautiful beaches. That hermit crab! 😍

 

Was there anything that surprised you during your dives there, anything you hadn't seen before?

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23 hours ago, Christopher Marks said:

Incredible footage @dpoltsdsu, thank you for sharing!

 

You captured some amazing footage with beautiful framing. I love seeing the waterline and the coast too, such beautiful beaches. That hermit crab! 😍

 

Was there anything that surprised you during your dives there, anything you hadn't seen before?

Thanks, I appreciate the kind comments.

 

I was actually surprised by the diversity of hard coral in the shallow lagoon area. Saw species of Montipora, Acropora, Seriatopora, Stylophora, and Poccilopora. Another thing I was surprised by was the polyp extension on the Acros. Despite the numerous Butterflyfish, there was a lot of polyp extension with the Acros which was surprising. 

 

Areas that seemed to have the most hard coral growth had a lot of back and forth water flow, lots of algae eaters including snails, hermit crabs, and many, many tangs. 

 

Also saw a lot of Maxima Clams that seemed to thrive where the hard corals were located as well.

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Stunning. As a diver for 30+ years, I’m jealous.

 

Did that shark sneeze at 3:18....lol.

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Finally just got around to watching this. Very well done. Must’ve been ten times better to actually be there. That shot of the hermit towards the end, has to be my favorite. The music synced up just right and the beautiful backdrop. Really well done. Pull out the Amex and go make us another video. 

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4 hours ago, 1891Bro said:

Finally just got around to watching this. Very well done. Must’ve been ten times better to actually be there. That shot of the hermit towards the end, has to be my favorite. The music synced up just right and the beautiful backdrop. Really well done. Pull out the Amex and go make us another video. 

Thanks for the kind words. Funny you say that about the hermit crab, it's one of the most common animals but that shot is my favorite as well. 

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6 hours ago, Sickstring said:

Stunning. As a diver for 30+ years, I’m jealous.

 

Did that shark sneeze at 3:18....lol.

When it "sneezed" I started laughing underwater and had to clear my regulator. Not sure what it's doing in that video but it looks just like a sneeze lol.

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24 minutes ago, dpoltsdsu said:

When it "sneezed" I started laughing underwater and had to clear my regulator. Not sure what it's doing in that video but it looks just like a sneeze lol.

Haha it’s like my daughter’s favorite Larry Taffy joke! Are you sure you were swimming in saltwater... not pepper water, which makes sharks sneeze? 

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