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Marine Life Disguise Techniques

Posted on Friday, February 25th, 2011 at 11:13 am by
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In a recent Coral Magazine email, we saw this great BBC video we thought you’d like. The video is titled “Underwater masters of disguise – Wild Indonesia” depicts disguises which have been adopted by many forms of marine life in order to avoid predators. You’ll be amazed at the warning and deception abilities of frogfish, pipefish, seahorses, sand-skimming flounders, and many more species.

An example we normally see in our tanks, are the clownfish who “steal” a chemical from host anemones, so that the anemone doesn’t recognize them as prey. It’s amazing that cardinalfish and hawkfish are starting to develop the same abilities, and as this video show, are now living within anemones in the wild. Just another example of evolution taking it’s course.

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One Response to “Marine Life Disguise Techniques”

  1. felicia says:

    Wow, amazing video! great closeup detail. Some of my favorite things – seahorses, pipefish, anglers…

    I was surprised though that there was an error in the narration. It’s actually the female Ghost Pipefish that carries the eggs, unlike other pipefish and seahorses with males carrying the eggs.

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