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.
Image ID: reef1998, NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection Location: Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire Photo Date: 2008 January Credit: Bonaire 2008: Exploring Coral Reef Sustainability with New Technologies.; NOAA/OAR/OER