F is for Fantastically-colored Fish

My poor attempts at underwater photography do not do justice to the amazing array of colors that I see as I snorkel! If you are lucky enough to take a dip in the Red Sea this summer – in Dahab, Nuweiba, Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, or Marsa Alam – be sure to take your mask. You’re likely to see some fantastically-colored fish yourself!

The fish pictured here are:

(along the top, from left to right) – Royal Angel Fish, Pygoplites diacanthus; Bicolor Parrotfish, Cetoscarus bicolor; Threadfin Butterfly FishChaetodon auriga.

(two along the side, from top to bottom) – Arabian Boxfish, Ostracion cyranurusCrown Butterflyfish, Chaetodon paucifasciatus.

(largest) – Sergeant Majors, Abudefduf saxatilis.

To see more images of fish and other critters in the Red Sea, check out this Red Sea Marine Life mission I’ve started on Project Noah:

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