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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl0384

A juvenile scrawled filefish (Aluterus scriptus) found within the mass of sargassum. It's cryptic coloring helps it avoid preditors as it lives among the tangled mass of floating algae. This species may grow as long as two to three feet in length.

Image ID: expl0384, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: South Atlantic Bight, Southeast United States
Photographer: Bruce Moravchik, NOAA
Credit: Islands in the Stream Expedition 2002. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration

Category: Ocean exploration/Fish/

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