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Decoy Scorpionfish I


Subject: Decoy Scorpionfish. Curiosity kills. The dorsal fin of the little Decoy Scorpionfish (Iracundus signifier) is adorned with an ocellated eyespot. This smart predator extends and wiggles this decorated fin and the two first separated spines in a way that resembles a small swimming fish. This mimicry is used to lure in curious predators that are out to grab an easy snack, only to become a meal themselves.

Technique: To accentuate the wiggling of the dorsal fin, a matching sound effect was added to this clip. Sounds (and music) are extremely important to video, sometimes a sound can insinuate things that are not visible in the clip

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