Fish schooling doesn’t mean books, papers, and a classroom. Instead, you get similar fish species banding together into a group that moves together in a synchronized manner.
The general rule of the ocean is that if something is pretty and moves slowly, then it's dangerous. This definitely applies to the red lionfish.
The blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) is one of the most common sharks in the nearshore waters of the tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific. This shark is pale grayish-brown on the dorsal side and white on the ventral side. All its fins have black tips highlighted by lighter-colored borders. Younger sharks usually stay on shallow, sandy... Continue Reading →
The Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus) is a distinctive coral reef fish that's found throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the Indo-Pacific.
Not content with just one new species, scientists have confirmed another new species of coral reef fish in El Nido, this time from Lagen Island.
The false clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) is just one of several species of anemonefish found in El Nido.
The dendritic jawfish (Opistognathus dendriticus) is easily identifiable by its color and large size: this jawfish is yellowish brown with dark brown spots and a distinctive brown "eye mask" and can be up to 25 centimeters long.
A voracious predator of fishes, the giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis) is the largest species of jackfish, growing to over a meter in length and prized as an angling fish for its fighting ability.