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Mushroom Coral/Razor Coral (Fungia Sp.), Fungia corals are flat or dome-shaped, either circular or elongate.They are solitary creatures; usually not attached to the substrate, except for the juveniles. All of the species have central, wide slit mouth. At night they extend their tapered short tentacles for feeding.
Corky Sea Finger (Briareum Sp.), This coral is Photosynthetic absorbing their  nutrients form water currents, a soft bodied coral found in Florida, the Caribbean & Bahamas.
Orange Tree Gorgonian/Orange Sea Fan (Swiftia exserta), This Gorgonian has loose branches forming a fan shape with LG orange polyps (it's also found in a redder color/Red-Polyped Gorgonian). It's a nonphotosynthetic species, found at 50-100 ft, where currents are nutrient-rich, usually under overhangs & inside caves.
Red Finger Gorgonian/ Red Tree Gorgonian (Diodogorgia nodulifera), A vibrant red branching tree-like coral with SM white polyps; it's a  brittle coral that breaks easily. They grow in SM colonies, on sandy & rocky bottoms, shallow open, shallow to deep reefs, ledge over hangs, slopes & walls, even caves.
Thielle's Clownfish (Amphiprion Thiellei), Native to the E. Indian Ocean; this little fish is reddish-orange with a narrow white bar on its head & a SM white back saddle.  Its non-migratory, living on the other slopes of coral reefs & in the shallows of lagoons.
Corky Sea Finger (Briareum Sp.), This coral is Photosynthetic absorbing their  nutrients form water currents, a soft bodied coral found in Florida, the Caribbean & Bahamas.
Corky Sea Finger (Briareum Sp.)
This coral is Photosynthetic absorbing their nutrients form water currents, a soft bodied coral found in Florida, the Caribbean & Bahamas.
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Frilled Shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus), This rare species is found over the outer continental shelf & upper continental slope, generally near the bottom, though there is evidence of substantial upward movements. It has been caught as deep as 5,150 ft. Its distribution in the Atlantic & Pacific.
Blowfish (A species of Pufferfish), Blowfish a popular name for puffer (aka Globefish, Sea Squab Globefish ) This fish is a delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver,
Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas), Bull sharks are aggressive, they are the most dangerous to humans.  They are common, found worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts & in rivers.They can venture far inland via rivers, tributaries & populated areas which adds to their danger.
Orca (aka Killer Whale), The Orca is the largest member of the dolphin family & one of the most distinctive of all cetaceans. Its black & white body is unmistakable; both the male & female have a broad, rounded head & snout, a LG forehead, LG paddle-shaped pectoral & dorsal fins.
Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis (Chevron Tang), The Chevron Tang is known by several  names (Hawaiian Bristletooth/Hawaiian Surgeonfish/Black Surgeonfish).  They can be found in the Christmas Islands, in the Indian Ocean. The juvenile fish are the most colorful, darkening as the reach adulthood.
Japanese Giant Spider Crab  (Macrocheira kaemferi), This crab has the largest leg span of any arthropod, reaching up to 12 ft & weighing up to 41 lbs. Males have longer chelipeds; females have much shorter chelipeds. These crabs are orange, with white spots along the legs; they're found off the southern coast of Japan.
Active Coral Reef, This photo of a live reef with lots of variation in fish, coral, sponges, and more; a really beautiful scene.
Scribbled angelfish (Chaetodontoplus duboulayi), This fish is aka Duboulay's Angelfish. Its lips are a dull yellow while the face & body are predominately a dark blue-black. Separating the head from the body is a wide vertical band of yellow & white. A yellow stripe adorns the upper body.
Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus), This is a huge filter-feeding shark that can grow up to about 33 ft. This sluggish & bulky shark is grayish-brown to black to bluish on top & its belly is off-white or darker. It uses its huge mouth to collect tiny food that floats in the water
Hawksbill Sea Turtle, Hawksbill turtle swim above the seafloor with flippers spread out like wings. It gets its  name from the tapered shape of the head & its mouth forms a point resembling a bird's beak. They're found in Atlantic, Pacific &  Indian Oceans.
Starry Moray Eel/Snowflake Eel (Echidna nebulosa), It's aka Snowflake Moray Eel or Clouded Moray. This eel is native to the Indo-Pacific reefs, where it inhabits caves & crevices. This eel is a nocturnal predator, ambushing fish, shrimp & other crustaceans.
Spotted Eagle Rays, This ray is blackish-blue on top & white underneath; it has a flattened body & triangular corners to the wing-like pectoral fins. The snout is rounded & pointed at the tip, so that it resembles a bird’s beak. The tail is long, whip-like, with 2-6 spines.
Clark's Anemonefish/Yellowtail Clownfish (Amphiprion clarkii), Colorful with vivid yellow, black & white stripes, usually black dorsally & orange-yellow ventrally, with black areas becoming wider with age, There're 2 vertical white bands, 1 behind the eye, 1 above anus & the caudal peduncle is white. Its pattern is geographical.
Greater Blue Ringed Octopus  (Hapalochlaena lunulata), The greater blue-ringed octopus is one of 3, maybe 4 species of venomous blue-ringed octopuses. It eats mostly crustaceans such as crabs & shrimp; & it eats reef fish that swim to close. It injects them with a neurotoxin that paralyzes its prey, which allows them to devour their prey.
Hammerhead Shark, Hammerhead sharks are consummate predators that use their oddly shaped heads to improve their ability to find prey;  are very defensive and will attack when provoked.  They are aggressive hunters, feeding on SM fish, octopuses, squid & crustaceans.
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Diagonal-Banded Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus lineatus), The Diagonal-banded Sweetlips are found in Asian Pacific; it's aka Grunts because they grunt, as well as other names.They live individually  singly or in SM groups drifting just above the reefs in lagoons, coastal & seaward reefs during the day: they;re nocturnal predators.
A Group of Four Sea Sponges, Sponges are animals of the phylum Porifera; they are multicellular organisms -There are 4 species shown in this picture: Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina fistularis): Purple Vase Sponge (Niphates digitalis): Red Encrusting Sponge (Spiratrella coccinea) and Gray Rope Sponge
Highfin/Hi Fin Snapper (Symphorichthys spilurus), The fish is known by several names; it's found in the coral reefs of Western margin of the Indo-Pacific & the eastern Indian Ocean.  Their name was give do to the high posterior portion of the dorsal fin & its tail is long.
Haddon's Green Carpet Anemone (Stichodactyla haddoni), This anemone lives individually in shallow waters outside of reefs, residing in soft muddy or sandy substrate, in the Indo-Pacific & Red Sea.  It's aka Green Carpet Anemone, Haddon’s Anemone, Saddle Anemone, Saddle Carpet Anemone & Saddleback Anemone.


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