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School of Herbivorous Fish

Caption: A diverse school of herbivorous fish, including the parrotfish and unicornfish found to be important consumers of large seaweeds, graze on the shallow reef flat inside a marine reserve in Fiji. These shallow reef flats look fundamentally different when fishing is allowed.

Credit: Photo credit: David Gibbs

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