Mucky Secrets (full) - The Marine SATURATION - Colorful Marine Creatures 1 day ago   1:32:25

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"Mucky Secrets" is a documentary about the marine life of the Lembeh Strait at the heart of the Coral Triangle off north Sulawesi in Indonesia. The DVD is available at

The Lembeh Strait is a popular scuba diving destination, famed for its excellent "muck diving". A huge diversity of exotic marine creatures can be found on the mucky seabed, including everything from tropical fish to benthic sharks to nudibranchs. Critters compete for survival with an armoury including camouflage, mimicry, toxicity, and dazzling coloration.

"Mucky Secrets" is an excellent resource for scuba divers, aquarists, and marine biology students. The documentary features underwater macro footage from many of Lembeh's famous dive sites including Critter Hunt, Police Pier, Tanjung Kusu-Kusu, Nudi Falls, Aer Perang, Jahir, Makawide, Nudi Retreat, Retak Larry, TK (Teluk Kembahu), Hairball and Aw Shucks.

There are subtitles/CC tracks for the narration and for the scientific and common names of the marine species, and dive site names.

Watch the 4-minute prologue video at

Marine life featured:

0:00:00 Introduction
0:05:11 Corals
0:05:57 Tunicates - sea squirts - ascidians
0:06:37 Symbiosis - sea anemones - anemonefish (clownfish)

0:07:29 Commensal shrimps (partner shrimps)
0:09:12 Emperor shrimp
0:11:07 Mantis shrimps
0:12:34 Squat lobsters
0:13:27 Hermit crabs
0:14:26 True crabs
0:15:55 Sea Urchins

0:17:11 Blue spotted stingrays
0:18:15 Brownbanded bamboo shark

0:18:59 Snake eels
0:20:27 Moray eels
0:21:34 Ribbon eels

0:22:33 Cardinalfishes
0:24:43 Trumpetfish
0:25:58 Seahorses
0:27:06 Pygmy seahorse
0:28:30 Pipefishes
0:30:38 Ghost pipefishes
0:33:22 Shrimpfishes - razorfishes
0:33:58 Seamoths - short dragonfish
0:35:03 Oriental flying gurnard
0:35:58 Blennies
0:36:49 Gobies
0:37:46 Sea pen
0:38:17 Dragonets
0:40:49 Mandarinfish
0:42:08 Frogfishes
0:46:39 Juvenile fishes
0:47:12 Spotted parrotfish
0:48:20 Sweetlips
0:49:05 Yellowblotch razorfish
0:49:37 Filefishes
0:50:24 Boxfishes - cowfishes
0:50:57 Puffers (pufferfish)
0:52:21 Sharpnose puffers (tobies)
0:52:50 Porcupinefishes
0:53:45 Panther grouper
0:54:10 Whitemargin stargazer
0:54:54 Leopard flounder
0:55:25 Flatheads
0:56:36 Scorpionfishes
0:57:27 Ambon Scorpionfish
0:58:04 Rhinopias
0:59:50 Lionfishes
1:02:29 Demon stinger (spiny devilfish, bearded ghoul)
1:03:17 Fireworm
1:03:45 Waspfishes

1:05:48 Cuttlefishes
1:08:38 Octopuses
1:11:34 Flame scallop
1:12:03 Sea snails
1:14:37 Sea slugs - nudibranchs
1:21:49 Sea slugs feeding
1:23:57 Nudibranchs mating
1:26:11 Sap-sucking slug
1:26:59 Headshield slugs
1:27:49 Sea hares
1:30:21 Polyclad flatworm
1:31:18 End credits

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Arrival of the Broken Kings by Klangachse (
The Unknown by Jaycieh (

All the following tracks are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

Covert Affair, Tenebrous Brothers Carnival - Snake Lady, Hitman, Sneak 'n Get Caught, Water Prelude, The Other Side of the Door, Sneaky Adventure, Umbrella Pants, Comfortable Mystery, Babylon, Mysterioso March, Sneaky Snitch, Hidden Agenda, Lightless Dawn, Tenebrous Brothers Carnival - Mermaid, Scheming Weasel (slower version), Brittle Rille, Perspectives by Kevin MacLeod (
Mystery 2, Joy 2 by Tom Cusack (Leafy Lane Productions)(
Divider, Air Hockey Saloon by Chris Zabriskie (
Mountain Breeze (pad), Biosphere by Purple Planet (
Second Thoughts by James Kirsch a.k.a. generalfuzz (,
Blade Walker by Lahniz (
Untitled Ambient Tune by TekMerc (
Melody of the Lost Ark by Ojini Project (

Thanks to:
- Two Fish Divers ( who I stayed and dived with on Lembeh Island, and especially to their keen-eyed dive guides for their critter spotting
- Phiangpis Phanchana for diving and production assistance
- Gerry Allen and Teresa Zubi ( for assistance with marine species identification
- Bill Rudman for creating the now-idle sea slug forum (, still an invaluable source of knowledge.

The video was shot by Nick Hope with a Sony HVR-Z1P HDV camera in a Light & Motion Bluefin HD housing with Light & Motion Elite lights, a flat port, and a Century +3.5 diopter.

Comments 746 Comments

Dennis Burbank
Octapussies lmao hahaha
Dennis Burbank
Bubble Vision is the best !
Cheryl Sanders
Wonderful documentary, such an abundance of beautiful and strange sea life. Enjoyed every minute of it 💕
Sabah Squared
Such rich waters.Never heard of this strait but im so glad i finally have
Dowhat Iwant
These videos, my bong and a large pizza are a great way to wind down my weekend- thank you
Kez C
And who said you can't change your spots?
Stephen Storer
I passed out stoned af about 10 pm. Woke up at 3 am and this playing 1:04:29 dude xddddddd
Ryan Allen
"Snake eels are a type of fish" 🤔🤦‍♂️
Dorian Sharpe
If any possibly knows the soundtack @1:10 id glady appreciate it
Damn... I wanted one of those sharks til I found out it loses the stripes🤦🏾‍♂️
Frankie Gray
very informative and some beautiful shots. Keep up the good work
Ruby Doomsday
My birthday is in July. Thanks in advance.
I like the KSP music!
Michael Teare
and you can also catch pipe fish on east side of ireland and across west side of scotland
Yul, The Honest Worm
Fish tiddies
sarowleen Shakir
Praise be to Allah, the creator of the creative, who knows all things .Glory be to Allah. Very magnificence and deep beautiful blue
It is very hard believe that there are still people who believe in the evolution 'theory,' which is totally unsientific and nothing but the religion. There are no creatures that are evolving ...... It is nothing but the non-sense. But I appreciate the beautiful underwater creatures videos........ Thanks.
Rem's Classic Video Gaming
14:30 to 15:24 That is too cute lol Aww
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SATURATION - Colorful Marine Creatures Mucky Secrets (full) - The Marine 1 day ago   04:55

Colorful small marine creatures from the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia and Anilao in The Philippines, two locations in an area known as the Coral Triangle, which hosts a high diversity of marine life. The video features many species of fish, seahorses, crabs, shrimps, nudibranchs (sea slugs) and tunicates. Many of these creatures are exotic and rare.

There is a subtitle track containing the names of the marine life featured in this video. Here's the full list of the species:

0:08 - Flame Scallop (Ctenoides ales) at Daryl Laut, Anilao
0:16 - Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera picta) at Aer Prang, Lembeh Strait
0:24 - Soft Coral Crab (Hoplophrys oatesi) at Angel's Window, Lembeh Strait
0:32 - Sexy Shrimp (Thor amboinensis) at Majuben – San Jose Fringing Reef, Anilao
0:40 - Leach's Compound Ascidian (Botrylloides leachii) at Balanoy, Anilao
0:48 - Chromodoris annae (nudibranch) at Bethlehem, Anilao
0:56 - Compound Ascidian (Botryllus sp.) at Pantai Parigi, Lembeh Strait
1:04 - Redspot Dwarfgoby (Trimma halonevum) at Sarena Besar, Lembeh Strait
1:12 - Wonderpus Octopus (Wunderpus photogenicus) at Makawidey, Lembeh Strait
1:20 - Giant Spearing Mantis Shrimp (Lysiosquillina lisa) at Makawidey, Lembeh Strait
1:28 - Coleman Shrimp (Periclimenes colemani) at Nudi Retreat, Lembeh Strait
1:36 - Thorny Seahorse (Hippocampus histrix) at Goby A' Crab, Lembeh Strait
1:44 - Gorgonian Shrimp (Hamodactylus cf. noumeae) at Sarena Besar, Lembeh Strait
1:52 - Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) at Nudi Retreat, Lembeh Strait
2:00 - Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) at Nudi Retreat, Lembeh Strait
2:08 - Cuthona sibogae (nudibranch) at Nudi Falls, Lembeh Strait
2:16 - Emperor Shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) at Coconut, Anilao
2:24 - Soft Coral Porcelain Crab (Lissoporcellana nakasonei) at Tanjung Kubur, Lembeh Strait
2:32 - Hydroid Decorator Crab (Inachidae family) at Tanjung Kubur, Lembeh Strait
2:40 - Juvenile Redspot Sponge Crab (Lewindromia unidentata) at Pantai Parigi, Lembeh Strait
2:48 - Mosaic Boxer Crab (Lybia tessellata) at California Dreaming, Lembeh Strait
2:56 - Leach's Compound Ascidian (Botrylloides leachii) at Nudi Falls, Lembeh Strait
3:04 - Striped Bumblebee Shrimp (Gnathophyllum americanum) at Teluk Kembahu 1 (TK1), Lembeh Strait
3:12 - Nembrotha lineolata (nudibranch) gills at Sombrero Batok, Anilao
3:20 - Goniobranchus hintuanensis (nudibranch) rhinophores at Makawidey, Lembeh Strait
3:28 - Glossodoris cincta (nudibranch) at Boonsung Wreck, Kao Lak, Thailand
3:36 - Humpback Soft Coral Shrimp (Hippolyte dossena) at Dead Palm, Anilao
3:44 - Blue-Ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.) at Sarena Besar, Lembeh Strait
3:52 - Doto ussi (nudibranch) with egg mass at Aw Shucks, Lembeh Strait
4:00 - Green Ascidian Shrimp (Periclimenaeus storchi) at Jahir, Lembeh Strait
4:08 - Halimeda Crab (Huenia heraldica) at Aer Prang, Lembeh Strait
4:16 - Tunicate Crab (Pinnotheridae family) at Pantai Parigi, Lembeh Strait
4:24 - Zebra Lionfish (Dendrochirus zebra) at Teluk Kembahu 3 (TK3), Lembeh Strait
4:32 - Zanzibar Whip Coral Shrimp (Dasycaris zanzibarica) at Aw Shucks, Lembeh Strait
4:40 - Wire Coral Shrimp (Xenocarcinus tuberculatus) at Nudi Falls, Lembeh Strait

I shot some of this footage while diving with YOS Dive Lembeh - Eco Beach Resort and NAD-Lembeh Resort in the Lembeh Strait, north Sulawesi, Indonesia. I shot the rest at Anilao in Batangas, The Philippines while diving with anilao PHOTO hotel and with Crystal Blue Resort. Thanks to all the dive guides and critter spotters who helped me find these amazing creatures.

Thanks to Kevin MacLeod of for the music track "Inspired" which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (

The video was shot by Nick Hope with a Panasonic GH4 in a Nauticam NA-GH4 housing with Keldan Luna 4X lights or FIX Neo 1000 DX SW II lights. I used an Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens and a Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 macro lens. On some shots I used a Nauticam Compact Macro Converter CMC-1.

I have more scuba diving videos and underwater footage on my website at:

I post updates about my videos here:

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