Maldives Underwater Kingdom: colourful tropical sea life

Discover the Maldives underwater kingdom, a snorkelling and diving paradise with astonishingly clear azure water and an abundance of tropical seal life including turtles, Blacktip Reef Sharks, Oriental Sweetlip, the Ribboned sweetlips and the Orange Spine Unicorn Fish.

The Oriental Sweetlip or Plectorhinchus orientalis,  are commonly found in the Indo-Pacific waters on outer reefs usually in groups.  Adults size  usually go up to 50 cm and are easily recognized by the striped pattern.

The yellow Ribboned sweetlips or Plectorhinchus polytaenia,  is a species of grunt native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean, where they can be found on coral reefs at depths from 5 to 40 m (16 to 131 ft). This species can reach 50 cm (20 in) in TL with black stripes as Juveniles and with stripes becoming more yellow as they age, which help them blend into the coral in which they live.

The Orange Spine Unicorn fish or Naso literatus, Lives on shallow inner and outer reef crests and slopes.  They are widespread in the Indo-Pacific region, especially in the Maldives and van be easily identified by the bright orange spines on the tail.

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HD travel documentary film created by Mat Siems with Go Pro Hero3

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