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This Is How the Fish Got Its Colors

Some wonder how the zebra got its stripes. We wonder how the fish got its colors.

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Salute the Sergeant Major

Cayman Reef Cam viewer meryl captured this photo of a sergeant major showing off his stripes. Find out how this little fish got such a high rank and why it likes to boss other fish around.

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Here’s Your Reasons to Watch the Cayman Reef Cam

BeckyT-GA asks, “Do you need a reason to watch the Cayman Reef Cam? These snapshots will give you a reason! Need more? Reductions in blood pressure, stress, and anxiety are just a few. The benefits of the web cam? LOW MAINTENANCE!” Still need more reasons?? OK.

Let’s Talk About Sex

The Sex Change Exhibit and Live Cam at the Aquarium of the Pacific got its name from the amazing adaptations of its colorful fish from Palau’s coral reefs. 

Here for the First Time

A new explore.org fan joined us this morning on the Tropical Reef Cam. Martina wrote, “Here for the first time… taking some pics, this is my favorite yet,” just before sharing this great underbelly snapshot of a stingray.  Did You Know? The eyes and spiracles are on top of the head and the mouth, nostrils, and gill slits

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