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Jeannie - I didn't see Henry this evening which is just as well. There was a small herd of elephants having great fun splashing about in the large pond and submerging themselves right in the middle. I think Henry would have had a nervous breakdown! Luckily, he seemed to have gone walkabout.
@ Just-James oh is that what that sound is in Kenya?? I really don’t like that sound so I always turn the volume down. I’ve also never seen Henri which everyone raves about. Lol
@Jeannie In general, I find sound distracting and that scraping sound especially so when I have heard it. A bit like the electric fence at water holes in Kenya. The tall coral is certainly encouraging the little fish to swim higher. I love how busy this scene always is. Mesmerising.
@Just-James yes and boy do the fish love that tall coral! Sounds of scraping again @3:11pm their time.
27/11/2020 I have just noticed they have put some tall coral at the right hand side, and also some bushy coral at the left hand side. I had to do a double take - because the water isn't all that clear, at first I thought it was the fish balling up like they did the other day. But no - they have definitely planted some more.
they seem to be filming at the Spanish Steps in Italy
Aphrodite M Wirtz - the couple I have seen as streamlined as a shoe box. I think I will steer clear of them: this from google - Almost all pufferfish contain tetrodotoxin, a substance that makes them foul tasting and often lethal to fish. To humans, tetrodotoxin is deadly, up to 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide. There is enough toxin in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans, and there is no known antidote.
12:17 I just saw my first puffer swim by...odd looking fellow.
Thank you, Jeannie. There is so much happening all the time on this cam that I hate to leave it. I don't think I have patience - I'm just plain stubborn.
@Just James I love how much you enjoy this camera! I try to stay on as long as you in order to see all the stuff you see but I do nott have the patience. Love the pictures!
I have just captioned a shot of a large-ish fish (larger than the others) "strange behaviour" I have been watching it for over an hour. It would stay very still right down close to the coral and stay in that position for about 10 minutes. All the while all of the other fish are darting about. Then it would come back about four minutes later and resume its position. At one point I thought I saw it eject something from its mouth, but I might have been mistaken. Looking at its behaviour, I wondered if it was spawning or something. And the reason it was hanging around in the same spot was to guard something until it could disappear into the coral. I wish I knew more about marine life or could even work out the name of the fish so I could look it up.
Strange behaviour from the yellowfin goatfish. They have been balled up for several hours now. Karini has got some excellent shots.So I'm trying to guess what is going on. Is it mating? Or all huddled together to keep warm (only joking)? One thing's for sure - the Trevally aren't about or they wouldn't be balled up like that.
Jeannie - I think the only way to see most of those listed would be to visit the Maldives. Which I would do - we had to cancel a holiday to Singapore that was booked for March. We rebooked for October! Since we are both old farts, in the highly vulnerable category, we won't be travelling anywhere for probably a year or so. So, a bunch of money sitting in the holiday kitty and absolutely nowhere to go.But, hey, I have this little porthole into the Indian ocean and it gives me great pleasure. I did manage to see a Manta Ray - twice. The first sighting it was a bit far back but it was definitely a Manta. Then, a couple of weeks later, I saw one very clearly this time, much closer to the camera. They stay up high so you need to keep an eye at the top of the image.
Just-James you have definitely opened up a whole new challenge for me. Now I will use your list to try to see all of those one the list! I would love to see that turtle and the manta. I just caught sight for our friend, black tip shark but since I’m on my iPad I can’t take a picture
Aphrodite M Wirtz - I found a good graphic of Maldives reef fish. The polka dot tailed one is an Oriental Sweetlip. And I found something else - a list of fish we should see. It's a bit list and I haven't seen most of them. Black tipped shark, yes, but not a white tipped shark. And I haven't seen a trutle or indeed lots of the others: Whale Shark. Manta Ray. Sea Turtle. Blacktip Reef Shark. Whitetip Reef Shark. Dolphins. Moray Eels. Grey Reef Shark.And there's loads more!
Aphrodite M Wirtz - To be honest, I hadn't noticed different types of fish at night. I must look more closely. I had noticed the goatfish, and indeed other species, all just hang there, facing into the current - until the travelly show up. There are always those larger fish, half a dozen, too far away to get a decent shot. My comment about seeing different species that I hadn't seen before - one passed by close to the camera this morning but I only managed to get a shot of its polka dot tail. I have been searching the internet for a graphic with all the types of reef fish in the Indian Ocean to try to identify them.Oh, and congratulations on finally catching your first black tipped reef shark. I know I spend too much time on this camera. I say, Ok, I will just watch it for 15 minutes. And when the 15 minutes is up, I say, I'll watch for another quarter of an hour. And before I can finally tear myself away, a couple of hours have passed! I think that's called addiction.