Fusiliers Fish

Fusiliers Fish Family The members from the Caesionidae family take their name from the Latin word caesius meaning greyish-blue. This typifies the mainstream colouration of the fusiliers fish. The average fusilier fish is small in size and travels in larger schools. It doesn t particularly feel comfortable when predators like barracudas or trevallies approach their neighbourhoods. When these predators do however the entire school constantly in motion simultaneously and instantly changes direction...

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Fusiliers Fish

Trevallies

Trevallies Family The trevally originating from the Carangidae family is a traveling predator from coastal waters of the Red Sea. There are almost 150 classified species of which some 40 reside in the Red Sea. They share a lot of similarities from an external point of view like their torpedo-shaped body design and basic body colour varying from silverfish and yellow to green and bluish tinges. The diurnal trevally is a larger fish which is pelagic meaning it prefers the open sea. It forms school...

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Trevallies

Boxfish/Trunkfish

Boxfish Family The boxfish a member the Ostraciidae family is also known as the trunkfish. It has a large distribution in tropical seas including the Red Sea. The boxfish is a slow mover and omnivorous feeding on algae molluscs and crustaceans. However their free-moving fins enable them to rotate their body and to make swift movements. Its skin is covered with toxic mucus a slimy cocoon to shy away predators. The diurnal boxfish has a quadrangular body meaning box-like. It s covered with armour-...

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Boxfish/Trunkfish

Diving Adventures In Abu Dabbab!

When Howard Carter discovered the intact tomb of Tutankhamon his companion Lord Carnarvon asked: can you see anything? Carter answered : yes wonderful things . This historical quote springs to mind when diving in the azure blue waters of Abu Dabbab near Marsa Alam Egypt. One of the most intriguing diving destinations is Abu Dabbab Bay where divers can spot dugongs in the wild in their natural environment. As plump and chubby as the dugong may seem it effortlessly glides through the waters of Abu...

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Diving Adventures In Abu Dabbab!

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