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Wrecks offer a plethora of feeding opportunity for both ‘bentho-pelagic’ and ‘pelagic’ fishes which inhabit these structures. Primary production of green algae, the plankton, aided by increased light intensity due to the raised nature of the ‘artificial seabed’ (the wreck) ~ coupled with nutrient rich and often oxygen laden waters, ‘fertilised’ with particulate organic matter channelling out from the rivers of Borneo – fuels the self perpetuating growth of marine algae. This in turn attracts ‘zoo-plankton’ which support the ‘frenetic feasting’ of the fishes. Almost like a finely tuned ‘ferrari’ ~ there are mechanics or mechanisms at play here. The wrecks are the “lean green wreckage machines” of the ocean…

As a Marine Scientist, Underwater Photographer, Wildlife Conservation FilmMaker & emerging Explorer ~ Nicks’ recent film “Colours of the Gulf” documented the plight of whale sharks and other marine life in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill.

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  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    Nature And Man ~ FEATURE GALLERY ~ September 3rd, 2013

  • Hi Evita!!! Wonderful to be FEATURED in the NATURE & MAN GALLERY with this!!! Much appreciated! VBR Marine Scientist Nick :-)


  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012over 1 year ago

    Congrats on your well deserved feature Nick
    Love Colleen2012

  • Hey Colleen! Thanks!!! Love & Best Wishes Marine Scientist


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