Watch Mucky Secrets, A Film on the Undersea Creatures of Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

by Owen James Burke

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The Lembeh Strait between Sulawesi and Lembeh Island in Indonesia is only a half-mile wide and 15 miles long, but strong currents and a nutrient-rich substrate make for a biodiversity seen very few places elsewhere on this planet.

Heavy boat traffic and development have brought along with them their set of pollution, but with little natural structure for cover, life on the Lembeh Strait takes full advantage of it when and where it can.

Wetpixel member Nick Hope posted this 90-minute macro film of these strange and wonderful creatures, and it’s well worth the watch! — OB

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