The Snapper Fish And Its Fearsome Teeth

Snapper Family The snapper from the Lutjanidae family has a robust and scaled body. Their firm dentition sharp and very effective is feared by crustaceans fish and zooplankton. The snapper label alludes to their dental phenomenon. During the day the Lutjanidaes operate in pretty large numbers hovering over coral reefs or exploring estuaries and off-shore coastal waters. The numbers dissolve during the night announcing a feeding mission focused on benthic invertebrates. All family members are car...

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The Snapper Fish And Its Fearsome Teeth

The Ballooning Porcupinefish

Porcupinefish Family The porcupinefish or burrfish belongs to the family of the Diodontidae. They are part of an order called Tetraodontiformes. The porcupinefish is related to the boxfish and the pufferfish. By the way the Greek word Tetraodontiformes alludes to the dentition comprising four teeth. The teeth of the pufferfish the boxfish and the porcupinefish are fused forming a lethal scalpel enabling them to crush the shells of molluscs and crustaceans. In contrast to the members of the Tetra...

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The Ballooning Porcupinefish

From Zero to Hero

You see people preparing very relaxed for a dive with the easiest of routine as if they brush their teeth. You on the other hand are struggling with your gear and you feel nervous. You feel like you have already consumed oxygen from your cylinder and you haven t touched the water yet. You may be a nervous diver and you could do with more confidence to really enjoy your dive. Now what could be helpful to join the ranks of relaxed and stress free divers? Planning your dive Let s kick in an open do...

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From Zero to Hero

Parrotfish

Parrotfish Family The parrotfish belongs to the Scaridae family. They do resemble wrasses but for their fused dentition resulting in beak-like plates the parrots on land are renowned for. It enables them to scrape and rasp and break and crush filamentous algae herbivorous as they are from dead coral rock. Some parrotfish also gorge on particles from the surface of coarse sand and feast upon living corals seagrass and leafy algae. Odd sounds produced with their teeth are characteristic in the und...

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Parrotfish

Dolphins In The Red Sea Are Your Best Friends!

Dolphins in the Red Sea are acrobatic and funny to watch! When you re lucky you can even hear them communicate with each other underwater. You can hear the dolphins in the Red Sea vocally communicating with each other. They do this by producing a high-pitched clicking sounds and whistles. The Red Sea has something unique in store for you. You have a truly unique chance to observe spinner dolphins and swim and dance with these graceful and intelligent friends in their natural habitat. Snorkeling ...

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Dolphins In The Red Sea Are Your Best Friends!

Red Sea Fish Families Introduction

Introduction... Part I.. The Red Sea Al Bahr Achmar as it is called in local lingo is an aquatic corridor as part of the Arabian Sea which in turn is a branch of the Indian Ocean. It runs between the Suez Canal in the north to the Gate of Lamantations or Gate of Tears (Bab-el-Mandeb) in the south before entering the Gulf of Aden. The Red Sea slowly came to existence as an appendix coinciding with the separation of the Arabian and African tectonic plates starting about 40 000 000 years ago. By th...

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Red Sea Fish Families Introduction