Why Are Reef Fish So Colorful?
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Coral reefs are home to many of the world’s most colorful fish species. But the purposes of the dramatic coloration of reef fish are not well understood. Research on fish that live around Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suggests that fish might use color to frighten enemies or attract mates. In this article from Scientific American Presents, marine biologist Justin Marshall explores several theories that help explain why reef fish are so brightly colored. CLICK HERE to read the article.