The Cayman Reef Cam boasts some pretty amazing creatures, from squid to scrawled filefish. Sometimes ocean life truly astounds, like the color-changing Blue Tang.
Tiny tentacled polyps called corals secrete calcium carbonate, which hardens to give the creatures a skeleton. The exoskeletons of millions of the individual polyps fused together provide the backbone of a whole underwater ecosystem for 25% of the sea’s creatures, the coral reef.
If you’ve ever dove on a coral reef – or watched the Cayman Reef Live Cam here on explore.org, you may have seen a red and white fish with massive eyes hanging out close to the shelter of a big coral head or under a ledge…
You might think the parrotfish was named for its bright colors resembling its feathered namesake, but the clue is actually on the tip of the nose.
This super power could give you the ability to fly through water, grow to 25 feet long (wingtip to wingtip) and leap from the water in a single bound!