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Orangespotted Filefish

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Curacao (Tugboat) – 10/11/2018

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Honeycomb Cowfish

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Curacao (Tugboat) – 10/11/2018

Fuzzy Chiton

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Curacao (Tugboat) – 10/11/2018

Regrowing Coral

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In an effort to restore the staghorn coral population in Curacao, volunteers have planted and are monitoring these coral nurseries.  http://coralrestorationcuracao.org/

Yellowhead Jawfish

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Yellowhead Jawfish
Curacao (Tugboat) – 10/11/2018

Coral Bleaching

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This is what coral bleaching looks like.  The bottom rim is a skeletal version of its healthier self.  As a result of climate change ocean temperatures have increased.  Two degrees Celsius may not seem like a lot, but for marine life, including this coral, it’s like living with a constant fever. Learn more and take action:  https://www.chasingcoral.com/take-action/

Sea Pearl – Algae

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img_0185Sea Pearl – Algae
Curacao (Tugboat) – 10/11/2018

Under the water these look like small crystal balls, but in fact they are algae!  Apparently each glass-looking ball is a single cell.  More information can be found on this helpful website: https://poseidonsweb.com/sea-pearl-algae-species-spotlight/