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I suspect that this is a juvenile of something, but I am not sure what.  With the surge, this is about the best that I could do.  It was in about 15 feet of water, at CoCoView Resort in Roatan, Honduras.   Thanks for any suggestions that you can offer.

 

 

 

 

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Can anyone see this short video? When I try to view it, I don't see anything.  Is there something that I have done wrong?  It was saved in the *.mp4 format

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20 minutes ago, SwiftFF5 said:

Can anyone see this short video? When I try to view it, I don't see anything.  Is there something that I have done wrong?  It was saved in the *.mp4 format

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10 hours ago, SwiftFF5 said:

Can anyone see this short video? When I try to view it, I don't see anything.  Is there something that I have done wrong?  It was saved in the *.mp4 format

Hi @SwiftFF5, The system is actually supposed to block video uploads now.  The concern is cost of storage when many videos get uploaded.  The best solution will be to upload externally, probably to Youtube and link it to the post.

 

Don't know why it's not showing the video, but seeing as how it's not working I deleted the video from the post.  Let me know if you need assistance linking the video externally.

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9 hours ago, Chris Ross said:

Hi @SwiftFF5, The system is actually supposed to block video uploads now.  The concern is cost of storage when many videos get uploaded.  The best solution will be to upload externally, probably to Youtube and link it to the post.

 

Don't know why it's not showing the video, but seeing as how it's not working I deleted the video from the post.  Let me know if you need assistance linking the video externally.

 

Oh, OK.  Sorry, I did not realize that you were not allowing videos now.  I don't have any good way to store it externally, though.

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Well, I posted this to Youtube - unfortunately, it appears that they reduced the resolution, but perhaps it is still visible enough to ID the fish.  Thanks for the help:

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, SwiftFF5 said:

Well, I posted this to Youtube - unfortunately, it appears that they reduced the resolution, but perhaps it is still visible enough to ID the fish.  Thanks for the help:

 

 

I find that videos are less than ideal for ID purposes unless it's something obvious as the fish just wriggles around making it hard to compare to reference pics.  Having said that to me it looks like a dragonet of some type, possibly this, but could well be way off:

https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Callionymus-bairdi.html

 

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17 hours ago, SwiftFF5 said:

Wonderful, thanks both of you ( @bghazzal and @Chris Ross )

 

Since I only shoot video, that's all that I have.

One thing you might want to try is if you are editing your videos you might be better placed to get full resolution frame grabs which you could then crop a little and post as a JPEG.   I would guess that selecting a frame may be easier in a video editor.   Freeze framing the youtube video doesn't provide a particularly high resolution image.

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Well I'm going to go in a different direction and say this is a juvenile Parrot fish..possibly Bucktooth, or a juvenile wrasse. Definitely not a Dragonet though. Check out the dorsal fin and movement. Dragonets move across the bottom at all times. Your little fella hovering above..

 

Cindy

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On 5/21/2024 at 3:57 AM, Chris Ross said:

One thing you might want to try is if you are editing your videos you might be better placed to get full resolution frame grabs which you could then crop a little and post as a JPEG.   I would guess that selecting a frame may be easier in a video editor.   Freeze framing the youtube video doesn't provide a particularly high resolution image.

 

OK, let me see if I can find a good frame, that's a good thought.  Thanks.

On 5/21/2024 at 6:51 AM, cgills said:

Well I'm going to go in a different direction and say this is a juvenile Parrot fish..possibly Bucktooth, or a juvenile wrasse. Definitely not a Dragonet though. Check out the dorsal fin and movement. Dragonets move across the bottom at all times. Your little fella hovering above..

 

Cindy

 

Thanks, that's interesting.

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Swift,

 

Ask Mickey Charteris, the photo/video pro at Cocoview. If you don't have his direct email, here it is: caribbeanreeflife@gmail.com

 

Tom

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On 5/24/2024 at 4:32 AM, SwiftFF5 said:

Does this help anyone, it is about the best side view that I could find.

Juvenile_2024.Movie_Snapshot_02.jpg

 

I would also recommend posting this on the  "ID Please (Marine Creature Identification)" FB group -
42K+ members, quite a lot of specialists, you should have a definite reply in no time

https://www.facebook.com/groups/396180553763159
 

The good folks on this group have helped me with pretty obscure worms and the like, quite impressive...

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On 5/25/2024 at 4:52 PM, wydeangle said:

Swift,

 

Ask Mickey Charteris, the photo/video pro at Cocoview. If you don't have his direct email, here it is: caribbeanreeflife@gmail.com

 

Tom

 

Thanks, I do know Mickey and have a signed copy of his book next to my desk.  Good idea to reach out to him.

On 5/26/2024 at 8:30 AM, cgills said:

Yes, please do report back on your findings.

 

Will do, thanks.

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