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Gray Angelfish

Gray Angelfish with "soft corals" in the background
STATION #2: This is a Gray Angelfish (Pomacanthus arcuatus) swimming over a colony of "soft corals."
Caroline Rogers
 
Isn't the bright yellow patch on the pectoral (shoulder) fin interesting on the Gray Angelfish? Wonder what you'll see when you go to station #3?

Did You Know?

Wasps, locally called Jack Spaniard in their nest.

A wasp common to St. John is called the Jack Spaniard. These paper wasps are not aggressive, but will sting you repeatedly if disturbed. The sting can be quite painful, and should be treated with common sting relief remedies. The discomfort can last three days.