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NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Catalog of Images

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Looking straight down at a spiny lobster - Panulirus sp.
Pokai Bay, Oahu June 1967
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Common inshore red goatfish - Parupeneus porphyreus These fish feed on small crustaceans and swallow them whole.
Pokai Bay, Oahu August 1967
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Dascyllus albisella - a type of damselfish with a spaghetti tag for tracing movement on artificial reef.
Pokai Bay, Oahu August 1967
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Wrasse - Cheilio inermis.
Pokai Bay, Oahu August 1967
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Damselfish - Chromis ovalis.
Pokai Bay, Oahu November 1967
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Butterfly fish (top) - Chaetodon corallicola; bottom left Dascyllus albisella damselfish.
Pokai Bay, Oahu November 1967
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Dragon wrasse (Novaculichthys taeniourus) so-called because of the appearance of the juvenile fish, and blue-striped butterfly fish (Chaetodon fremblii).
Pokai Bay, Oahu November 1967
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Big-scale soldierfish (Myripristis berndti) on artificial reef at night.
Pokai Bay, Oahu January 1968
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Surgeonfish - Ctenochaetus strigosus.
Pokai Bay, Oahu January 1968
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Cigar wrasse - Cheilio inermis.
Pokai Bay, Oahu January 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).
Pokai Bay, Oahu March 1968
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Surgeonfish - Acanthurus dussumieri - known as palani locally. This fish is swimming near new pipe artificial reef with no growth. Among first to discover new artificial reef.
Pokai Bay, Oahu March 1968
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Schooling surgeonfish -Acanthurus sandvicensis (manini or convict tang). Schooling with yellow tang - Zebrasoma flavescens Among first to discover new artificial reef.
Pokai Bay, Oahu March 1968
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Two types of butterfly fish and two types of wrasse.
Pokai Bay, Oahu March 1968
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Fish eating egg-mass attached to pipe from damselfish spawning.
Pokai Bay, Oahu March 1968
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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
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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.
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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