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NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Catalog of Images

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Night dive discovers manini sleeping. Surgeonfish -Acanthurus sandvicensis (manini or convict tang)
Pokai Bay, Oahu March 1968
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Three moorish idols - Zanclus canescens.
Pokai Bay, Oahu March 1968
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Spiny puffer, a porcupine fish - Diodon hystrix. Observed on a night dive
Pokai Bay, Oahu March 1968
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Large fish a surgeonfish - Acanthurus olivaceus; red striped fish is goatfish Parupeneus sp.
Pokai Bay, Oahu March 1968
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School of goatfish - Parupeneus pleurostigma.
Pokai Bay, Oahu March 1968
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Schooling surgeonfish -Acanthurus sandvicensis (manini or convict tang) Acanthaster planci - crown of thorns starfish on seafloor.
Pokai Bay, Oahu March 1968
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Dascyllus albisella -damselfish exploring new reef material.
Pokai Bay, Oahu March 1968
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Acanthurus olivaceus - surgeonfish grazing on algae on new reef material. Demonstrates artificial reef contribution to food chain. Murky waters occurred under certain conditions of current and swell. Fish biomass increased greatly during murky water episodes.
Pokai Bay, Oahu April 1968
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Unidentified species of octopus silhouetted in pipe entrance.
Pokai Bay, Oahu April 1968
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Hawaiian Hog Wrasse (Bodianus bilunulatus). Hawaiian Name: 'A'awa and Po-'o-u
Pokai Bay, Oahu April 1968
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Surgeonfish - Acanthurus olivaceus - grazing on new reef material. Demonstrates artificial reef contribution to food chain.
Pokai Bay, Oahu April 1968
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Surgeonfish - Acanthurus dussumieri - known as palani locally
Pokai Bay, Oahu April 1968
712 thumbnail picture
Filefish - Alutera scripta. aspect of photo is deceiving, fish is actually flat.
Pokai Bay, Oahu April 1968
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Surgeonfish - Acanthurus olivaceus - grazing on new reef material. White fish is Lei triggerfish (Sufflamen bursa).
Pokai Bay, Oahu May 1968
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Dascyllus albisella -damselfish looking head on at photographer. Surgeonfish - Acanthurus olivaceus - in background grazing on reef material.
Pokai Bay, Oahu July 1968
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Dascyllus albisella -damselfish with saddle butterflyfish (Chaetodon ephippium). This butterflyfish is rare in Hawaii.
Pokai Bay, Oahu July 1968
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School of goatfish - Parupeneus multifasciatus ( Known as moano).
Pokai Bay, Oahu July 1968
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Goatfish school - Mulloidichthys samoensis (Known as weke.)
Pokai Bay, Oahu September 1968
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Unidentified fish on artificial reef during murky period of reduced visibility.
Pokai Bay, Oahu September 1968
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Mixed school of Heniochus acuminatus, Zebrasoma flavescens
Pokai Bay, Oahu September 1968
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Thalasomma duperreyi(Blue Wrasse) and goatfish Parapeneus multifasciatus (Moano) These fish are next to an exclusion cage that prevents grazing in order to study the effects of fish on benthic algal growth.
Pokai Bay, Oahu September 1968
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School of Mulloidichthys samoensis (Weke) in large concrete pipe. This was soon after the placement of the artificial reef.
Pokai Bay, Oahu September 1968
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School of Mulloidichthys samoensis (Weke) in large concrete pipe. This was soon after the placement of the artificial reef.
Pokai Bay, Oahu September 1968
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Heniochus acuminatus, a butterfly fish in 110 feet of water. This is just outside of the artificial reef.
Pokai Bay, Oahu October 1968
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Large school of the surgeon fish, Naso unicornis. These fish were generally seen on low visibility days on reef.
Pokai Bay, Oahu October 1968
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A typical school of the sparid, (Monotaxis grandoculis - Hawaiian name Mu). This fish primarily eats molluscs.
Pokai Bay, Oahu October 1968
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Cushion starfish, Culcita novaeguineae, and the goatfish Parapeneus multifasciatus (Moano) on a night dive on the reef.
Pokai Bay, Oahu October 1969
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Marine snow, detrital/particulate matter surrounding two adjacent pipes on reef. This configuration provided more habitat value than two single pipes laying apart.
Hawaii, Pokai Bay, Oahu 25 November 1968
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Young green turtle, Cheloni mydas, on artificial reef. Depth of water 65 feet.
Pokai Bay, Oahu December 1968
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Small school of Dascyllus albisella observed on a night dive on the artificial reef.
Pokai Bay, Oahu December 1968
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The surgeon fish, Ctenochaetus striogosus, grazing on algae on pipe surface. Observed at night.
Pokai Bay, Oahu December 1968
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A small school of wrasse grazing near damaged pipe after a large storm swell caused the pipes to roll around violently in a depth of 65 ft.
Pokai Bay, Oahu December 1968
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Flash picture of goatfish, Mulloidichthys samoensis (Weke) taken at night.
Pokai Bay, Oahu 16 December 1968
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Scorpion fish, Dendrochirus brachypterus, on inside of concrete pipe. Observed during night dive.
Pokai Bay, Oahu January 1969
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Crown of thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci, feeding on live coral adjacent to artificial reef.
Pokai Bay, Oahu January 1969
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The filefish, Alutera scripta
Pokai Bay, Oahu 14 February 1969
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School of Mulloidichthys samoensis (Weke) in large concrete pipe
Hawaii, Pokai Bay, Oahu 7 February 1969
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Nested pipes, one within another, provide more secure habitat for these three species of black trigger fish, Melichthys vidua, spiny puffer, Diodon hystrix, and squirrel fish, Myripristis sp. yellow tang surgeon fish, Zebrasoma flavescens. This type of
Hawaii, Pokai Bay, Oahu 7 February 1969
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Large school of the spiny puffer, Diodon hystrix, in the deepest part of the artificial reef at approximately 90 ft.
Hawaii, Pokai Bay, Oahu 21 March 1969
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Large school of the spiny puffer, Diodon hystrix, in the deepest part of the artificial reef at approximately 90 ft.
Hawaii, Pokai Bay, Oahu 21 March 1969
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Mixed school of squirrel fish, Myripristis sp. and Holocentrus sp., in crevice between two pipes.
Hawaii, Pokai Bay, Oahu 21 March 1969
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Epiphytic algae on top surface of pipe.
Pokai Bay, Oahu April 1969
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Mixed school of surgeon fish, Ctenochaetus striogosus, surgeon fish, Acanthurus olivaceus, goatfish, Mulloidichthys samoensis (Weke), goatfish Parapeneus porphyreus (Kumu), yellow tang surgeon fish, Zebrasoma flavescens. This type of aggregation usually occurred on low visibility days.
Hawaii, Pokai Bay, Oahu 22 May 1969
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Mixed school of surgeon fish, Ctenochaetus striogosus, surgeon fish, Acanthurus olivaceus, goatfish, Mulloidichthys samoensis (Weke), goatfish Parapeneus porphyreus (Kumu), yellow tang surgeon fish, Zebrasoma flavescens. This type of aggregation usually occurred on low visibility days.
Hawaii, Pokai Bay, Oahu 22 May 1969
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Mixed school of butterfly fishes, Chaetodon miliaris, Heniochus acuminatus.
Pokai Bay, Oahu August 1969
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Mixed school of butterfly fishes, Chaetodon miliaris, Heniochus acuminatus.
Pokai Bay, Oahu August 1969
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Experiment to determine growth rates of oysters, Crassostrea virginica, under high salinity, oceanic conditions.
Pokai Bay, Oahu October 1969
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Large school of the surgeon fish, Naso unicornis, associated with low visibility days on the artificial reef.
Pokai Bay, Oahu October 1969
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The trumpet fish, Aulostomus chinensis, and big eye, Priacanthus cruentatus (Aweoweo)
Pokai Bay, Oahu June 1967
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Squirrel fish, Myripristis berndti (Menpachi), in typical artificial reef habitat for that species.
Pokai Bay, Oahu June 1967

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