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Georgia Institute of Technology

A Diverse School of Herbivorous Fish

Caption: This close-up image shows a diverse group of parrotfishes, surgeonfishes and unicornfishes congregating and grazing on the shallow reef flat inside a marine reserve in Fiji. The fish with the bright orange area on its tail is the "Orangespine unicornfish," a major consumer of the large brown seaweeds that bloom on fished reefs.

Credit: Photo credit: Cody Clements

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