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We regularly post short Marine Wildlife Videos an Photographs with a short explanation regarding the subject and the technique used to capture the image.

All videos are made by Olivier Van den Broeck using Light & Motion video lights

and all photographs are by Greet Meulepas unless stated otherwise.

94. Robust Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus)

Subject: Hiding amongst weeds, a pair of Robust Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus) moves to the rhythm of the ocean’s pulse. These cryptic bottom dwellers are related to seahorses and pipefishes and feed mainly on little crustaceans. Unlike seahorses, where the males carry the eggs, it is the larger female that possesses a sizeable brooding pouch, which can carry up to 300 eggs and larvae in different stages of development.

Technique: In order to make the little greenish seahorse relatives more visible to the untrained eye we’ve desaturated the all green background in post-production. A less colourful background makes these small fish stand out.

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