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1/ A Black Boxfish. This interesting species has a solid box-like skeleton, with only a few obvious holes!
2/ A Greasy-Grouper, well camouflaged as it rests on the reef-edge.
3/ A Blue-Clam, its mantle gently moving to sift the plankton.
4/ A Stars-and-Stripes Pufferfish.
5/ A Sabre Squirrelfish - the largest of the Sqirrelfish. These fish are mostly nocturnal, sheltering under rocks and coral-heads by day.
6/ Pencil Urchins (From Hawaii - but they are particularly attractive - so we included them).
7/ A Surge Wrasse (around 25 cm long). There are many different Wrasse, some very similar and difficult to distinguish.
8/ An unusual fish, found in various colours. Uses its markings to blend-in with and swim with larger fish for protection.
9/ Sergeant Major - no guessing why its called that!
10/ A Surge-Damsel, found in shallow lagoons.
11/ A Blue-yellow Damsel (imaginatively named!).
12/ A couple of Blue-fin Jack swimming past. These 70 cm - 1 m fish swim by in shoals, and can be quite frightening as they appear out of the deeper water, and charge by!
13/ A Sea Cucumber. Very strange things - and apparently in some tropical places they are eaten raw and considered a delicacy!
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