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NOAA Photo Library Image - reef0175

A mixed school of surgeon fish grazing on algae during the time when filamentous algae were abundant. This period occurred soon after placement of the pipes and the red and green filamentous algae were replaced with blue-green algae at a later stage.

Image ID: reef0175, NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Location: Pokai Bay, Oahu
Photo Date: April 1968
Photographer: Dr. James P. McVey, NOAA Sea Grant Program


Category: Coral Reefs/Artificial Reef/Vertebrates Fish/

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