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Titan Triggerfish vs Octopus

Occurred on April 1, 2024 / Fulidhoo Island, Vaavu Atoll, Maldives

Info from Licensor: "PADI Course Director and owner of 5 star dive centre Fulidhoo Dive Maldives, was guiding a morning dive in Vaavu Atoll with experienced divers, when suddenly in this distance he saw what he thought was a black shadow on the reef. Looking up and seeing nothing that could cast a shadow, he suddenly realised that the black cloud could only be one thing - octopus ink. He swam closer, leading his guests towards the black cloud and they came across a very unusual sight. A titan triggerfish. Now, all scuba divers know that titan triggerfish are the scariest fish in the ocean- sharks are nothing compared to them! Titan triggerfish has huge human like teeth that can crunch through coral and if they are nesting they defend their territory aggressively- often charging other fish and divers. They are known as extremely bad tempered and territorial fish. And now a poor octopus had got in its path and was paying the price!
He starts to film as the fish continues to attack the octopus as the octopus inks it and lands a square punch on the fish. As the fish continues to bite, the octopus retreats, making a dash for a small rock, tucking its tentacles underneath it to prevent them being bitten off. As it takes shelter, it disturbs a scorpion fish - an extremely venemous fish. The scorpion fish jumps into view and startles the titan triggerfish… and it quickly backs away from the scorpionfish and the fight! Lucky octopus!"

Location Fulidhoo Island, Vaavu Atoll, Maldives
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Posted By Ali Miuraj
Posted On Apr-10-2024