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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?

view of mangrove trees with their distinctive aireal roots along the shoreline.

The mangrove forests found along the coastline in some bays serve as nursery habitats for juvenile fish. These beautiful trees with aerial roots provide filtration of the runoff and reduce the amount of sediment reaching the ocean. The Red Mangrove is one of several species found in the Park.