In a study in Belize, localised fishing was controlled in a marine reserve in which grazing of algae by parrotfish
was maintained, halving the rate of reef decline.
Nestled on the coast of the Red Sea with its crystal clear waters - home to an abundance of colourful marine life such as lionfish, parrotfish
, octopus and seahorses - Eilat has plenty of potential for adventure.
And there is no better place than Dubai for deep sea fishing; the Gulf water houses a record catch boasting of over 500 marine species, including kingfish, tuna, dorado, queen fish, groupers, sailfish, parrotfish
or even blacktip sharks -- some of which come in very impressive sizes.
Bright blue damselfish, green and purple parrotfish
and dazzling orange clownfish illuminate the water just below me.
At the bottom of a short cliff path, the Grand has its own beach and the Grand a magnificent reef attracting parrotfish
, wrasse and puffer fish.
Black tip reef shark, the Gulf parrotfish
, and epaulet grouper are among those commonly found in this area, based on EDA's Reef Checks in Fujairah.
For those that dive, an audience with a sleeping parrotfish
is something to experience at night.
Then, having left the river and offloaded the tube, it was time for some serious snorkelling in this giant natural aquarium, spotting species such as angelfish, parrotfish
Fishes are the dominant prey item (79%), with parrotfish
and eels being the most abundant fish prey.
Bright corals and vivid nudibranchs provide the perfect backdrop for the wealth of colourful marine life, with every species imaginable in residence; from giant double-headed parrotfish
, yellowtail fusiliers and sea turtles, to eagle rays, black-tipped reef sharks and barracudas.
Comparisons of the archaeological assemblages from five makatea islands show that in all but one case, sites are dominated by groupers, unlike many other Pacific island sites where parrotfish
are most frequent.