reef scene #5 (added 25 Jan 99) (120K]

A solitary common moon wrasse (Thalassoma lunare) swims above a typical Philippine reef, with dozens of basslets facing into the current, hovering near the safety of the intricately branched hard corals. At night, wrasses hide themselves by burying in the sand or wedging themselves in hidden crevices in the reef. Nearly all adult species of wrasses have a completely different coloration pattern compared to their juvenile versions.

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