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Balloonfish says hello!

As promised, here is one of many new underwater videos. This video was captured with a Panasonic DMC-TS3 underwater digital camera. The great thing about this camera is that it does not change the lighting and/or coloration of the underwater image, and instead captures the image as you see it. This video is of our balloonfish (Diodon holocanthus) in the Puffer exhibit. Many of our guests expect the balloonfish and striped burrfish (Chilomycterus schoepfi) to puff up when frightened. However, the fishes in this exhibit, as well as all other tanks, are acclimated in quarantine and exposed daily to the public view, and are very much accustomed to people passing by. The balloonfish and his friend, the striped burrfish, are too brave to puff themselves anymore. In this video, the balloonfish is interacting with the camera in a very friendly way. Enjoy!

Video taken by Patrycja Lawryniuk

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