Crustaceans: Spiny lobsters, shrimps and a swimming crab. Part 13 of my DVD, "Reef Life of the Andaman", available at http://www.bubblevision.com/marine-life-DVD.htm
This video covers various types of decapod in the subphylum of Crustacea. First we encounter 3 of the most common types of spiny lobster (Palinuridae) found in the Andaman Sea, the painted spiny lobster, Panulirus versicolor, at East of Eden in the Similan Islands in Thailand, the rare ornate spiny lobster, Panulirus ornatus, at Black Rock in the Mergui Archipelago in Burma (Myanmar), and the longlegged spiny lobster, Panulirus longipes, which line the walls of the underwater cave at Western Rocky Island.
We then look at shrimps, another type of decapods. We encounter rock cleaner shrimps, Urocaridella sp., inhabiting the underwater caves at Richelieu Rock, the Durban hinge-beak shrimp (Durban dancing shrimp), Rhynchocinetes durbanensis, which are common at many site throughout the Andaman Sea, and thirdly the banded coral shrimp, Stenopus hispidus, also known as the "banded boxer shrimp".
Finally we meet a small and feisty swimming crab, Portunus sp., in open water in the Mergui Archipelago.
The full narration is available as English, German or Spanish subtitles by turning on the closed captions (CC). There are also closed captions available showing scientific and common names of the crustaceans in English, German or Dutch, along with dive site names.
Thanks to Mark Ellison for the music track, "Hidden Depths".
"Reef Life of the Andaman" is being serialised weekly on YouTube. Please subscribe to my channel to receive notifications of new episodes as I release them. The series features descriptions of 213 different marine species including more than 100 tropical fish, along with sharks, rays, moray eels, crabs, lobsters, shrimps, sea slugs, cuttlefish, squid, octopus, turtles, sea snakes, starfish, sea cucumbers, corals, worms etc..
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The video was shot by Nick Hope with a Sony VX2000 DV camera in a Gates housing. It was edited in Sony Vegas Pro then deinterlaced with QTGMC and upscaled to 720p HD in AviSynth.
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