tuamotu archipelago

Photo by @pedromcbride // Sharky waters — South Pacific Tuamotu archipelago.
Despite sharks’ tough reputation, their populations are in decline due to high catch rates for shark fins used for a soup and bycatch for other fish species. To capture this image, I had the pleasure to be in the water swimming with these wonderful creatures. #stopsharkfinning #pacific #kayak #wild by natgeo

Lyretailed Hogfish (Bodianus anthiodes)

…a species of wrasse (Labridae) that is known to occur throughout the Indo-Pacific, where it ranges from the Red sea to the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia. Lyretailed hogfish typically grow to a length of 25 cm (9.8 in) and feed mainly on echinoderms, molluscs, crustaceans, and the occasional small fish. 


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Image: Derek Keats