Tag: Reef-Dwelling

This section is dedicated to species predominantly associated with coral reefs. Although there are some species which are often thought of as reef fish, they may in fact belong with one of the other categories.

A good example of these are the Stingrays (Dasyatidae), which are often found sheltering underneath large coral formations (particularly during the daytime). However, there can be little doubt that Stingrays and the like are perfect examples of Benthic species.

This section is dedicated to species predominantly associated with coral reefs. Although there are some species which are often thought of as reef fish, they may in fact belong with one of the other categories.

A good example of these are the Stingrays (Dasyatidae), which are often found sheltering underneath large coral formations (particularly during the daytime). However, there can be little doubt that Stingrays and the like are perfect examples of Benthic species.

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Sail Rock's amazing marine life!

A diver swims headlong into a huge school of Big-EyeSnapper(Lutjanus lutjanus) at

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Moon Wrasse (Thalassoma lunare) - dominant male with subordinates

A single dominant male Moon Wrasse (Thalassoma lunare) carefully guards its harem of "intermediate phase" females (and subordinate males) during a period of spawning at Sail Rock.

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A large adult Talang Queenfish (Scomberoides commersonnianus) at Sail Rock

A large adult Talang Queenfish (Scomberoides commersonnianus) at Sail Rock.

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Lined Butterflyfish (Chaetodon Lineolatus) at Sail Rock

A Lined Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lineolatus) above the East Pinnacle at

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Mark and Beth complete their PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience at Sail Rock

Congratulations to Mark Pocock and Beth Howard from Reading, England on two great dives at the amazing Sail Rock.

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Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus Leucas) cruise past Sail Rock's "Batfsh Pinnacle"

A very close encounter with a pair of the "resident" Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus Leucas) beside Sail Rock's "Batfish Pinnacle".

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Carpet Eel Blenny (Congrogadus Subducens) - "Mottled" Variation

Carpet Eel Blennies (Congrogadus Subducens) are not seen all that often, but when they are, it's usually this far more colourful "mottled" variety rather than the less common black variation.

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Bull Shark (Carcharhinus Leucas)

One of the small group of Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus Leucas) that suddenly appeared at Sail Rock around July 2012.

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Dominick Cousineau-Benoit finds a new friend at Sail Rock!

Dominick Cousineau-Benoit gets up close and personal with a relaxed little Black-Tip Grouper (Epinephelus fasciatus) during a recent

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Black-Blotched Porcupinefish (Diodon Liturosus)

A pair of approachable Black-Blotched Porcupinefish (Diodon Liturosus) photographed beneath Chaloklum pier.