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NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Catalog of Images

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Lutjanus sp. Grey snapper
Truk Lagoon Artificial Reef (Chuuk) June 1971
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Truk native diving on artificial reef
Truk Lagoon Artificial Reef (Chuuk) June 1971
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Apogon sp. Cardinal Fish
Truk Lagoon Artificial Reef (Chuuk) June 1971
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Crinoid on a coral head
Truk Lagoon Reef (Chuuk) July 1974
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Coral polyps extended for feeding
Truk Lagoon Reef (Chuuk) July 1974
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Reticulated butterflyfish (Chaetodon reticulatus). Mated pair grazing on biota associated with coral head
Truk Lagoon Reef (Chuuk) July 1974
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Angelfish
Truk Lagoon Reef (Chuuk) July 1974
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Labroides sp. Cleaning wrasse
Truk Lagoon Reef (Chuuk) July 1974
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Labroides sp. Cleaning wrasse over acropora coral
Truk Lagoon Reef (Chuuk) July 1974
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Paracirrhites sp. Arceye hawkfish
Truk Lagoon Reef (Chuuk) July 1974
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Juvenile Behn's damsel (Neoglyphidodon nigroris)
Truk Lagoon Reef (Chuuk) July 1974
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Feeding polyps on massive coral head (Pocillopora meandrina) - polyps are filter-feeders.
Truk Lagoon Reef (Chuuk) July 1974
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Two types of Chromis sp. on acropora coral head. Fish feed on zooplankton from water column. These fish use the coral for protection from predation
Truk Lagoon Reef (Chuuk) July 1974
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Zanclus canescens - Moorish Idol
Truk Lagoon Reef (Chuuk) July 1974
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Forcipiger Longirostris is top fish - Foxface rabbitfish (Siganus vulpinis) is bottom fish
July 1974
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Chaetontidae sp. - a variety of butterfly fish.
July 1974
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Yellow butterfly is Chaetodon Unimaculatus. Greyish butterfly is reticulated butterflyfish (Chaetodon reticulatus).
July 1974
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Heniochus acuminatus - longfin bannerfish.
July 1974
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Tridacna Crocea - Giant clam embedded in coral Demonstrating variable zooxanthellae colorization in mantle
Palau, Western Caroline Islands July 1974
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Large ray buried in sand
Florida, East coast off Fort Lauderdale January 1963
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Acanthurus Achilles, Achilles Tang in lower left Zebrasoma Flavescens, Yellow Tangs; large Porites sp. coral in background
Hawaii, Kealakakua Bay, Hawaii (big island) September 1966
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Zanclus Canescens - Moorish Idol, Acanthurus Achilles, Achilles Tang Other fish species and coral head of Porites lobatus in foreground
Inshore, Hawaii (big island) September 1966
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Abudeduf abdominalis - Sergeant Major fish.
Inshore, Hawaii (big island) September 1966
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Gymnothorax flavimarginatus - Moray eel living in crevasse in reef.
Inshore, Hawaii (big island) September 1966
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Pterois sphex - Lionfish - Dorsal spines are extremely poisonous. Living in pipe in artificial reef
Pokai Bay, Oahu October 1966
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Gymnothorax Meleagris - Moray eel. Porites sp. corals are white outcroppings
Pokai Bay, Oahu October 1966
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Pomacentrus sp.? Possibly a species of damselfish.
Pokai Bay, Oahu November 1966
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Zebrasoma flavescens - yellow tang. Ctenocheatus strigosus is large, black disc-shaped surgeon fish. Mulloidichthys samoensis -goat fish. Elongate fish with yellow tail. Acanthurus leucopareius - surgeon fish with white bands. A healthy reef ecosystem in the 1960's.
Reef on Kona coast of Hawaii December 1966
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Species of butterflyfi feeding on damselfish eggs attached to substrate. Chaetodon miliaris are three yellow fish on bottom right. Blue striped fish are Chaetodon sp. Forcipiger longirostris is bright yellow fish in background.
Pokai Bay, Oahu February 1967
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Predominantly Porites sp. coral assemblage. Large erect colonies are Porites Lobata.
Hawaii, Between South Point and Kealakakua Bay June 1967
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Vertical ledge of massive Porites sp. coral.
Hawaii, Between South Point and Kealakakua Bay June 1967
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Diadema sp. urchins feeding on algae growth on dead Porites lobata. Note contrast between dead coral and live colony on bottom right.
Hawaii, Between South Point and Kealakakua Bay June 1967
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Diadema sp. is long-spined urchin and Trypneustes sp. is short-spined urchin. Trypneustes sp. on right has attached coral pieces and urchin shell. Possibly protection or camouflage.
Hawaii, Between South Point and Kealakakua Bay June 1967
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Chaetodon miliaris - butterfly fish over healthy Porites lobata coral reef.
Hawaii, Between South Point and Kealakakua Bay June 1967
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A hazard of a diving marine biologist. Hammers on the head tend to discourage attack. Carcharinis Limbatus - grey shark on a murky day at the reef.
Pokai Bay, Oahu August 1967
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A hazard of a diving marine biologist. Hammers on the head tend to discourage attack. Carcharinis Limbatus - grey shark on a murky day at the reef.
Pokai Bay, Oahu August 1967
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Parupeneus multifasciatus - a red goatfish. Orange bryozoan colonizing underside of pipe.
Pokai Bay, Oahu August 1967
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Chaetodon multicinctus - common butterfly fish. Note tag for migration studies.
Pokai Bay, Oahu December 1967
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A tagged lizard-fish of Synodontidae family on sandy cobble bottom. These fish are voracious predators.
Pokai Bay, Oahu December 1967
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Patch reef with assorted corals.
February 1967
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Wrasse - Bodianus bilunulatus.
Pokai Bay, Oahu January 1968
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Eagle rays - Aetobatus narinari - flying in formation across a reef landscape.
Pokai Bay, Oahu March 1968
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School of jacks -Carangids in deep water.
Pokai Bay, Oahu April 1968
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Possibly a mating congregation of jacks - males darker. Jacks are a high-level inshore predator built for speed
Pokai Bay, Oahu April 1968
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Goatfish - Parupeneus chryserydros - with goat whiskers.
Pokai Bay, Oahu October 1968
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Hawaiian flounder - Samariscus triocellatus.
Pokai Bay, Oahu March 1969
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Cushion starfish with smaller starfish species in situ.
Pokai Bay, Oahu August 1969
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Spiny lobster - Panulirus sp.
Pokai Bay, Oahu June 1967
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Can you find the crab in the artificial reef habitat?
Pokai Bay, Oahu June 1967

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