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NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Catalog of Images

1950 thumbnail picture
Yellowhead jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons)
U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John 2007 July
1951 thumbnail picture
Yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2007 August
1952 thumbnail picture
Fire coral, Millepora complanata, is frequently found in the waters surrounding Bonaire, particularly close to shore. Fire coral poses a serious concern for divers and snorkelers because they are toxic and contact with bare skin produces an intense sting.
Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire 2008 January
1953 thumbnail picture
A diver passing over colony of elkhorn coral. Elkhorn coral lives in shallower water and is prone to destruction by large waves caused by hurricanes.
Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire 2008 January
1954 thumbnail picture
Rock hind in a sponge in about 20 feet of water.
Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire 2008 January
1955 thumbnail picture
Staghorn coral grows quickly. This stand has grown back since Hurricane Lenny in 1999. Note the many small fishes living among the branches.
Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire 2008 January
1956 thumbnail picture
Moray eel peering out from its coral home.
Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire 2008 January
1957 thumbnail picture
Many fish species survive by eating tiny zooplankton that drift over the reef. Studies have shown that these fishes can have a measurable effect on the numbers of zooplankton on the downstream side of the reef.
Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire 2008 January
1958 thumbnail picture
A stealthy predator, the trumpetfish likes to imitate sea whips and hide next to other fishes like parrotfish and jacks.
Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire 2008 January
1959 thumbnail picture
Yellow sponge
Chuuk Lagoon 2011 June
1960 thumbnail picture
Closeup of Christmas tree worm
Chuuk Lagoon 2011 June
1961 thumbnail picture
Two-banded clown fish (Amphiprion bicinctus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1962 thumbnail picture
Two-banded clown fish (Amphiprion bicinctus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1963 thumbnail picture
Two-banded clown fish (Amphiprion bicinctus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1964 thumbnail picture
Clown coris (Coris aygula)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1965 thumbnail picture
Gibbus parrotfish (Scarus gibbus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1966 thumbnail picture
Blacktip grouper (Epinephelus fasciatus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1967 thumbnail picture
Orange Anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) also known as lyretail.
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1968 thumbnail picture
Goldsaddle goatfish (Parupeneus cyclostomos)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1969 thumbnail picture
School of yellow fish in forest of soft coral
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1970 thumbnail picture
Yellowspotted burrfish (Cyclichthys spilostylus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1971 thumbnail picture
Miniatus grouper - Cephalopholis miniatus
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1972 thumbnail picture
Seahorse - Hippocampus sp.
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1973 thumbnail picture
Seahorse - Hippocampus sp.
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1974 thumbnail picture
Seahorse - Hippocampus sp.
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1975 thumbnail picture
Assemblage of fish over coral
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1976 thumbnail picture
Lionfish on red sponge
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1977 thumbnail picture
Masked or blue cheek butterfly fish (Chaetodon semilarvatus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1978 thumbnail picture
Masked or blue cheek butterfly fish (Chaetodon semilarvatus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1979 thumbnail picture
Geometric (or Grey) Moray Eels (Gymnothorax griseus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1980 thumbnail picture
Two-spot red snapper (Lutjanus bohar)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1981 thumbnail picture
Bluespine unicornfish (Naso unicornis)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1982 thumbnail picture
Crown squirrelfish (Sargocentrus diadema)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1983 thumbnail picture
Red-Back or Crown Butterflyfish (Chaetodon paucifasciatus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1984 thumbnail picture
Yellow Margin Moray eel (Gymnothorax flavimarginatus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1985 thumbnail picture
Two-banded clown fish - Amphiprion bicinctus - in sea anemone
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1986 thumbnail picture
Four Geometric (or Grey) Moray Eels (Gymnothorax griseus) living in close proximity to each other.
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1987 thumbnail picture
Parrotfish
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1988 thumbnail picture
Lionfish
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1989 thumbnail picture
Geometric (or Grey) Moray Eel (Gymnothorax griseus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1990 thumbnail picture
Orange Anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) also known as lyretail.
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1991 thumbnail picture
Stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa) perhaps the most venomous fish
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1992 thumbnail picture
Emperor angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1993 thumbnail picture
Emperor angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1994 thumbnail picture
Longnose hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1995 thumbnail picture
Many banded pipefish (Doryrhampus multiannulatus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1996 thumbnail picture
Red Sea anemone fish (Amphiprion bicinctus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1997 thumbnail picture
Orange Anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) also known as lyretail.
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1998 thumbnail picture
Miniatus grouper (Cephalopholis miniatus)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
1999 thumbnail picture
Juvenile emperor angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator)
Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea

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