Spot the janbruin

What it feels like to be a fish

I took this video on 2 June at Atlantis Reef, while Bernita and I were just hanging inside a huge school of hottentot. I moved the camera around too much, but you get the general idea. It was the most peaceful, wonderful sensation. There are other fish, such as janbruin, inside the school.

As an aside, the crackling sound you can hear in the video is made (thanks to Guido of SURG for telling me this) by cracker shrimp, Alpheus crassimanus. These tiny creatures are hardly ever seen but make so much noise that Guido has on occasion used the sound as a navigational aid when swimming to offshore reefs!

Here are a few photos (taken on two separate occasions) at Atlantis.

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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