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89. Franticly hovering Anthias


Franticly hovering and dancing in the current, these Anthias form giant aggregations that feed on zooplankton.

The huge shoals are composed of many small groups known as harems led by a single dominant male. All Anthias are born as females that will, when all factors are right, turn into males in a later stage of their lives. This form of sex change is called sequential hermaphroditism.


When filming wide-angle scenes it is important to fill a big area of the image with blue. The screen was therefor horizontally divided into approximately 2/3 of water and 1/3 of reef. This ratio often works best for underwater wide-angle scenes.

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