Fish Watch
Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus Melanopterus)
Blacktip Reef SharkCarcharhinid of moderate size, it is common in shallow coastal waters, especially near open sea reefs. The body is elongated, the snout is short and rounded and the head is flat. The tips of the fins are black. The teeth are triangular. The blacktip Reef Shark grows to a length of two metres and often displays territorial behaviour.
Blue Surgeonfish (Acanthurus Leucosternon)
Blue SurgeonfishThe body is elongated and globular, with an oval silhouette, and is covered in small spines. The young of the species have a rubbery texture, while adults are more flaccid. The mouth is powerful equipped with two large adjacent dental plates on each jaw. The colouring is typically mottled. In the young the belly is marked by pronounced black stripes. The base of the pectoral fins is black. This fish propels itself along with its dorsal and anal fins. It is common to encounter this species on the sandy bottoms of lagoons. It grows to a length of 100-120 centimetres.

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