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NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Catalog of Images

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A tunicate - these animals are closely related to vertebrates. They are called hemi-chordates.
Federated States of Micronesia, Chuuk 2006 late September
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A school of convict tangs (Acanthurus triostegus). Hawaiian name is manini.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A spotted knifejaw (Oplegnathus punctatus).
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A spotted knifejaw (Oplegnathus punctatus) in center with bigeyes and damselfish.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A small brown starfish (Linckia multifora) - a spotted linckia.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A white-tip shark (Triaenodon obesus). Hawaiian name is mano lalakea.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Rice coral (Montipora capitata) growing over Porites lobata. The rice corals will eventually grow over the porites.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Small frog fish caught in surface seaweed.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Potter's angelfish (Centropyge potteri) on the left and surgeonfish (Ctenochaetus strigosus). Hawaiian name for most types of surgeonfish is kole.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Parrotfish (Chlorurus perspicillatus). Hawaiian name is uhu-uliuli.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Surgeonfish (Ctenochaetus strigosus). Hawaiian name for most types of surgeonfish is kole.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Small blue sponge with unidentified coral.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Ulua aukea or giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis).
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Shallow reef scene.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera) in lower center of image.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A large white-spotted hermit crab ( Dardanus megistos). Note divers hand for scale.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Pavona duerdeni - sometimes called pork chop coral.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A white-tip shark (Triaenodon obesus). Hawaiian name is mano lalakea.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Surgeonfish (Ctenochaetus strigosus). Hawaiian name for most types of surgeonfish is kole.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Parrotfish (Chlorurus perspicillatus). Hawaiian name is uhu-uliuli.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Diver with porcupine fish (Diodon holacanthus). Kokala in Hawaiian language.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Pearl wrasse (Anampses cuvier). Opule in Hawaiian language.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Arc-eye hawkfish (Paracirrhites arcatus). Hawaiian name is pili-koa.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Shallow vertical reef face at French Frigate Shoals.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A white-tip shark (Triaenodon obesus). Hawaiian name is mano lalakea.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A white-tip shark (Triaenodon obesus). Hawaiian name is mano lalakea.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Unidentified coral.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Goatfish are yellow fish while sergeant major fish are white with black stripes.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A pink sponge.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A white-tip shark (Triaenodon obesus). Hawaiian name is mano lalakea.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A group of white-tip sharks (Triaenodon obesus). Mano lalakea as called in the Hawaiian language.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A white-tip shark (Triaenodon obesus) up close and personal. Mano lalakea as called in the Hawaiian language.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A white-tip shark (Triaenodon obesus). Hawaiian name is mano lalakea.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Reef scene.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Can you find the fish in this reef scene?
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Butterfly fish (Chaetodon multicinctus). Hawaiian name is kikakapu.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A leopard cone shell (Conus leopardus). Some species of these gastropods can inject a potentially lethal poison.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A damselfish (Stegastes fasciolatus).
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A reef scene.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A reef scene with Pavona duerdeni on right.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A sergeant major damselfish (Abudefduf abdominalis). Hawaiian name is mamo.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Juvenile bullethead parrotfish (Chlorurus sordidus). Uhu is the Hawaiian name.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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White-spotted hermit crab (Dardanus megistos).
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Camera half submerged captures the interface between atmosphere and ocean. Small blue fish schooling over shallow reef.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Crown-of-thorns starfish. In certain regions of the Pacific Ocean these starfish have devastated reef communities although no recorded instances have occurred in Hawaii. Acanthaster planci.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Crown-of-thorns starfish. In certain regions of the Pacific Ocean these starfish have devastated reef communities although no recorded instances have occurred in Hawaii. Acanthaster planci.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A large manta ray (Manta birostris).
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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A giant trevally. Ulua in Hawaiian.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Blue sabellid worm on porites coral.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July
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Small scorpionfish in porites coral.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2004 July

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