A series of photographs exploring the variety of structures, patterns and textures found on the coral reef.
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The Saddle Butterflyfish likes to eat polyps. How do you think its shape helps it nibble on the tiny coral polyps?
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Thorny Oysters vary considerably in appearance, and are often very colourful like this one. Can you draw a very colourful Thorny Oyster?
XL Catlin Seaview Survey
This sea whip was photographed by the XL Catlin Seaview Survey on the Osprey Reef.
Gorgonians and sea whips orient themselves across the current flow to filter the water most effectively.
Some starfish have the capability to regenerate lost arms. How might a starfish lose its arms?
Many crabs are preyed upon by coral reef fishes, do you think this crab is at risk from fishes?
Cuttlefish shoot out a jet of water when hunting to uncover prey buried in the sand.
The reef cod has a very big mouth which can open to the diameter of its body, why might it need to do this?
Do you think the Whitetip reef shark’s elongated body might help it catch prey hiding in small crevices?