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Undersea fauna Marshall Islands
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Undersea fauna

The wildlife is much richer in the sea than on the ground with 240 species of green, brown, red or blue seaweeds, 180 species of coral, 27 sea mammal species (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and all existing sea turtles species. About 800 fish species live around the Marshall Islands. Among the most numerous, you find marlins, tuna, wahoos, mahimahis, barracudas and basking sharks. On the ground, the Pacific rat is the only endemic species.

Undersea fauna

Undersea fauna , Marshall Islands
Clownfish

This fish lives is certain parts of the Pacific Ocean. It is always found near an anemone, which protects it since anemones are lethal to all other fish.

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Undersea fauna , Marshall Islands
A school of barracudas

These carnivorous fish can be seen around coral reefs and in deep waters.

© WaterFrame / age fotostock
Undersea fauna , Marshall Islands
A small lionfish

This tiny fish is part of the lionfish family.

© WaterFrame / age fotostock
Undersea fauna , Marshall Islands
Marine fauna

This fish easily camouflages with the rocks in order to protect itself.

© WaterFrame / age fotostock
Undersea fauna , Marshall Islands
A lionfish

Although they are often mostly white and yellow, their appearance can vary.

© WaterFrame / age fotostock
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