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Hawaiian Endemic Fish on Deep Reef at Kure Atoll | by Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
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Hawaiian Endemic Fish on Deep Reef at Kure Atoll

A high-endemism deep reef fish community at 300 feet, Kure Atoll, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Every fish in the picture is a Hawaiian endemic species (not known from anywhere else except Hawaii). Deep reefs at Kure Atoll were discovered to have the highest levels of endemism known from any marine ecosystem on Earth.

 

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Photo by: NOAA and Richard Pyle/Bishop Museum, 2015

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Uploaded on January 12, 2016