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"Reef Life of the Andaman" is a documentary of the marine life of Thailand and Burma (Myanmar). It is available on DVD at www.bubblevision.com/marine-life-DVD.htm

Scuba diving more than 1000 times from the coral reefs and underwater pinnacles of Thailand's Similan Islands, Phuket, Phi Phi Island and Hin Daeng, to Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago and Burma Banks, I encountered everything from manta rays to seahorses, whale sharks to shipwrecks. The 116-minute film 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..

This marine biology documentary provides an overview of Indian Ocean aquatic life.

Marine life & underwater subjects featured in the film:

0:00:00 - Introduction
0:01:42 - Underwater caves
0:02:18 - Corals and anemones
ELASMOBRANCHS - SHARKS
0:03:37 - Carpet sharks (zebra sharks / leopard sharks and nurse sharks)
0:06:45 - Whale sharks
0:11:26 - Requiem sharks (grey reef sharks, silvertip sharks, whitetip reef sharks)
RAYS
0:13:44 - Stingrays
0:17:05 - Eagle rays & devil rays / mobulas
0:18:48 - Manta rays
REEF FISHES
0:21:24 - Moray eels
0:25:50 - Seahorse
0:27:12 - Cornetfish & trumpetfish
0:28:50 - Batfish (spadefish)
0:30:09 - Angelfish
0:31:34 - Butterflyfish
0:32:41 - Bannerfish
0:33:30 - Moorish idol
0:33:56 - Surgeonfish (tang) & unicornfish
0:34:42 - Bigeye
0:35:10 - Emperor Snapper
0:35:26 - Sweetlips
0:36:05 - Grouper (rockcod)
0:38:24 - Humphead wrasse
0:38:52 - Green humphead parrotfish
0:39:38 - Barracuda
0:40:37 - Trevally (jacks)
0:41:21 - Pufferfish
0:42:32 - Boxfish
0:44:28 - Porcupinefish
0:46:10 - Scrawled filefish
0:46:33 - Triggerfish
CRUSTACEANS
0:48:23 - Spiny lobster
0:49:35 - Shrimps
0:50:39 - Red-legged swimming crab
MOLLUSCS - GASTROPODS
0:51:13 - Cowries
0:52:46 - Sea slugs / nudibranchs
BIVALVES
0:54:55 - Fluted giant clam
0:55:38 - Tuna Wreck - Similan Islands
0:56:00 - Schooling fish - Cardinalfish
0:56:56 - Hardyhead silversides
0:57:15 - Fusilier
0:57:45 - African pompano
0:57:49 - Striped eel catfish
0:58:02 - Schooling snapper
0:59:08 - Schooling barracuda
1:00:30 - Dogtooth tuna
1:00:45 - Bigeye trevally
HIDING
1:01:15 - Pastel Tilefish
1:01:49 - Stingrays in sand
1:02:43 - Octopus ink
CAMOUFLAGE - MIMICRY
1:03:03 - Straightstick pipefish
1:03:28 - Ornate ghost pipefish
1:04:19 - Giant frogfish
1:05:14 - Scorpionfish
1:06:42 - Stonefish
1:07:17 - King Cruiser shipwreck
VENOMOUS SPINES
1:07:29 - Lionfish
1:09:25 - Crown-of-thorns starfish
1:10:00 - Sea urchin
SYMBIOSIS
1:10:26 - Sea urchin cardinalfish
1:10:49 - Anemonefish / Clownfish / Sea anemones
1:13:53 - Porcelain anemone crab
1:14:39 - Tube anemone
1:15:13 - Rhizostome jellyfish
1:16:09 - Fishes feeding
1:16:16 - Streaked spinefoot
1:16:31 - Parrotfish
1:17:02 - Goatfish
1:17:10 - Bluefin trevally
1:17:29 - Smalltooth emperor
1:17:51 - Fringelip mullet
REPTILES
1:20:26 - Banded sea krait (sea snake)
1:21:46 - Pacific Hawksbill turtle
1:23:26 - Green turtle
SHRIMPS
1:25:05 - Harlequin shrimp
1:26:09 - Peacock mantis shrimp
CLEANING
1:27:08 - Skunk cleaner shrimp
1:27:57 - Cleaner wrasse
1:29:07 - Rock cleaner shrimp
1:29:27 - False cleanerfish
1:30:07 - Remora / live sharksucker
1:31:38 - Cobia
1:32:47 - Rainbow runner
POLYCHAETE WORMS
1:38:18 - Feather duster worm
1:33:43 - Hard tube coco worm
1:33:53 - Christmas tree worm
1:34:39 - Sea cucumber
SEX
1:36:54 - Broadcast spawning
1:37:42 - Oyster
1:38:19 - Pharaoh cuttlefish mating
1:40:15 - Bigfin reef squid
1:40:36 - Day octopus fighting
1:43:25 - Rough-toothed dolphin
1:43:48 - Night diving
1:49:38 - Crabs at night
1:52:56 - Hermit crab
1:54:22 - Basket stars

I have more scuba diving videos and underwater footage on my website at:
www.bubblevision.com

I post updates about my videos, and interesting underwater videos from other filmmakers here:
www.facebook.com/bubblevision
www.twitter.com/nicholashope

MUSIC CREDITS:
Prickly Shark, Black Corals, Jewel Squid by Erik Verkoyen
Freefall Into The Blue, Buoyancy, Tai Long Wan, Andaman Resonance, Hidden Depths, Similan Sunrise, The Cool Of The Forest by Mark Ellison
Blood Wine by Condor e (Velvet Night Album)
Dream And You Will Fly by Menno Hoomans (twitter.com/mhoomans)
Just Walk Away by Adam Fielding (http://adamfielding.com)
Deep Blue, Starbeam by Toao (SOILSOUND Music Publishing LLC) (http://soilsound.com)
Space Frigate by Smashed Toy (soundclick.com/smashedtoy)
Deliberate Thought, Modern Vibes by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)
Pattern Errors by Coded
Bird's Song (Edit) by Absorb Fish (soundcloud.com/absorb-fish)

Thanks to Santana Diving of Phuket (http://www.santanaphuket.com), to Rob Royle for a few of the clips, to Elfi and Uli Erfort and Daniel Bruehwiler for help with the German translation, and to Frank Nelissen for the Dutch subtitles.
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