The Big-eye Emperor

A juvenile Big-eye Emperor made an appearance in the aquatic reserve today, as did a coral snapper species that I haven’t identified yet, but possibly a juvenile Red Bass. With the water temperature slowly decreasing, today 20 degrees, many of the tropical visitors have now died off. Plenty of butterflyfish, surgeonfish and more hardy tropicals remain though. Each year more and more species arrive, pushing their distribution limits, and providing anecdotal evidence of ocean warming.

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