This exhibit contains more fish from the warm tropical waters of the western Atlantic and Caribbean. The coral reefs in this area provide food and shelter for millions of fish, sea turtles, crustaceans and invertebrates — making them one of Earth’s most diverse habitats.
Another amazing animal in this display is the large Scrawled Filefish. The blue lines on his body are BIOFLUORESCENT. Proteins in the skin absorb energy from sunlight and re-emit it, making his stripes look like they are glowing! They are unusual looking fish and are capable of rapid color changes to blend into their local environment.
What other colorful fish can you spot in this gallery?