Rare Video of Deepwater Sunburst Anthias

27 Apr, 2017

Sunburst Anthias or Hawk Anthias on the reef (Serranocirrhitus latus)

By Bruce Carlson, Ph.D. & Marj Awai

For whatever reason, this beautiful little anthias is not often the subject of underwater video. It is a bit shy and it lives rather deep, which are two reasons it may be overlooked, but it is certainly a beautiful fish.

Marj and I found these fish on a steep drop-off in Palau between 110ʻ-120ʻ. They stayed out in the open long enough to get some nice shots of their habitat and behavior. The original video is UHD (4K) shot using a Sony AX-100, twin Sola 2100 lights, and a Gates housing.

Source:  Bruce Carlson Channel | YouTube.com

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