Diving French Polynesia: Moorea

2001 Ken Riddick
This cute little guy is the Whitecheeked surgeonfish. Surgeonfish are so named because of a clever little adaptation of the caudal or tail fin. You'll notice a small horizontal line at the base of the tail. That is a sharp ray that can be extended to cut and slash as the fish attempts to elude its preditors.

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Pictures from other trips:
Roatan | Little Cayman Island | Galapagos | Grand Turk
French Polynesia | Bonaire | Belize | Saba | Exuma Cays

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