Pterois volitans Common Lionfish (Red Lionfish) - Photo by Jens Petersen
Pterois volitans Common Lionfish (Red Lionfish) - Photo by Jens Petersen
Achilles tang Acanthurus achilles - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Achilles tang Acanthurus achilles - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Spotted gar
Spotted gar
Bicolor Anthias Pseudanthis bicolor - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Bicolor Anthias Pseudanthis bicolor - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Barracuda - Photo by Lt Tony Perry III NOAA Corps NMAO
Barracuda - Photo by Lt Tony Perry III NOAA Corps NMAO
Oranate Butterflyfish Chetodon ornatissimus - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Oranate Butterflyfish Chetodon ornatissimus - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Dragon Moray Enchelycore pardalis - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Dragon Moray Enchelycore pardalis - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Bumphead Parrotfish Bolbometopon muricatum - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Bumphead Parrotfish Bolbometopon muricatum - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Isurus oxyrinchus Shortfin Mako Shark - Photo by Mark Conlin NOAA SWFSC Large Pelagics Program
Isurus oxyrinchus Shortfin Mako Shark - Photo by Mark Conlin NOAA SWFSC Large Pelagics Program
Bluegill - Photo by Koaw
Bluegill - Photo by Koaw
Manta Ray Manta birostris - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Manta Ray Manta birostris - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Great White Shark - Terry Goss
Great White Shark - Terry Goss
Amigos? Or prey and predator - Photo by Dr. Anthony Picciolo NOAA NODC
Amigos? Or prey and predator - Photo by Dr. Anthony Picciolo NOAA NODC
Humbug & Chromis - David Burdick
Humbug & Chromis - David Burdick
Moonfish - NOAA
Moonfish - NOAA
Atlantic Spadefish - Matthew Hoelscher (original photograph)
Atlantic Spadefish - Matthew Hoelscher (original photograph)
Pterois volitans Common Lionfish (Red Lionfish) - Photo by Jens Petersen
Pterois volitans Common Lionfish (Red Lionfish) - Photo by Jens PetersenPterois volitans - the common lionfish or red lionfish is amazing to witness. Although, many of those spines contain venom that can be deadly to other fishes and humans. In places like the Gulf of Mexico, these guys are on 'Kill on Sight' protocol because they are invasive and disrupting healthy ecosystems.
Achilles tang Acanthurus achilles - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Achilles tang Acanthurus achilles - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESDAcanthurus Achilles - Achilles Tang
Spotted gar
Spotted garSpotted gar - Lepisosteus oculatus. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Gar have been around for millions of years, remaining relatively unchanged.
Bicolor Anthias Pseudanthis bicolor - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Bicolor Anthias Pseudanthis bicolor - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESDbicolor anthias Pseudanthis bicolor
Barracuda - Photo by Lt Tony Perry III NOAA Corps NMAO
Barracuda - Photo by Lt Tony Perry III NOAA Corps NMAOA large barracuda in pelagic waters
Oranate Butterflyfish Chetodon ornatissimus - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Oranate Butterflyfish Chetodon ornatissimus - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESDButterflyfish are some of the most spectacular creatures to see swimming around coral reefs.  Just look at those colors! Oranate Butterflyfish - Chetodon ornatissimus
Dragon Moray Enchelycore pardalis - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Dragon Moray Enchelycore pardalis - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESDGorgeous dragon moray - Enchelycore pardalis(Yes! Morays and eels are fishes!)
Bumphead Parrotfish Bolbometopon muricatum - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Bumphead Parrotfish Bolbometopon muricatum - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESDThese bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) are schooling by the hundreds!
Isurus oxyrinchus Shortfin Mako Shark - Photo by Mark Conlin NOAA SWFSC Large Pelagics Program
Isurus oxyrinchus Shortfin Mako Shark - Photo by Mark Conlin NOAA SWFSC Large Pelagics ProgramThe shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) is an agile predator.
Bluegill - Photo by Koaw
Bluegill - Photo by KoawLepomis macrochirus - The bluegill is widespread across the United States. It is native to most regions and introduced in others. These pan fish are great for anyone learning to fish.
Manta Ray Manta birostris - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESD
Manta Ray Manta birostris - Photo by Kevin Lino NOAA NMFS PIFSC ESDThis giant oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris) is as graceful as they come. This species is primarily a planktivore, meaning its primary diet is itty-bitty creatures like phytoplankton (tiny aquatic plants) and zooplankton (tiny crustaceans and other small macroinvertebrates).
Great White Shark - Terry Goss
Great White Shark - Terry GossPerhaps the most infamous fish in the entire world, the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias); breathtaking, jaw-dropping, and a majestic work of evolution.
Amigos? Or prey and predator - Photo by Dr. Anthony Picciolo NOAA NODC
Amigos? Or prey and predator - Photo by Dr. Anthony Picciolo NOAA NODCA great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) and a yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus).
Humbug & Chromis - David Burdick
Humbug & Chromis - David BurdickThe black and white humbug dascyllus (Dascyllus aruanus) with blue-green chromis (Chromis viridis) shows the liveliness of interspecific interactions on a reef.
Moonfish - NOAA
Moonfish - NOAAA moonfish or opah. The only genus of all fishes displaying primary endothermy (warm-blooded body heat regulation).
Atlantic Spadefish - Matthew Hoelscher (original photograph)
Atlantic Spadefish - Matthew Hoelscher (original photograph)Chaetodipterus faber - Atlantic spadefish. A popular gamefish in the summer months.Matthew Hoelscher (original photograph), Kaldari (crop), Papa Lima Whiskey (white balance adjustments)
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