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Kure’s deep-reef fishes are all unique to atoll


    The Hawaiian pigfish had not previously been seen by divers. Males, above, have a completely different color from females.


    Scientists discover globally significant abundances of unique Hawaiian fishes on deep coral reefs in Papahnaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Chromis struhsakeri.


    Elegant anthias, top, and Struhsaker’s damselfish, above, are two common endemic species found at depths of about 320 feet in the Pacific Ocean surrounding Kure Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

The remote island chain of Hawaii has always been known as a place with a high number of species found nowhere else on the planet. Read more

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