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NOAA Photo Library Image - reef0078

Acanthurus olivaceus - surgeonfish grazing on algae on new reef material. Demonstrates artificial reef contribution to food chain. Murky waters occurred under certain conditions of current and swell. Fish biomass increased greatly during murky water episodes.

Image ID: reef0078, 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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