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A large vermillion rockfish eyes the camera, its large jaw slightly agape.

Saltwater Fishes

From the poles to the equator, from the sunny surface to the black abyss, saltwater fishes have mind-boggling adaptations for living in the world’s oceans.

Studying saltwater species

In addition to shark research in the Bahamas, a new multiyear study focusing on Nassau groupers deepens our commitment to the country’s fragile ecosystems and the people who depend on them. These fish swim alone for most of the year, but reconvene under the full moon every winter to breed, which is the perfect time for researchers to track their populations.

Clownfish

Banded Butterflyfish

Porcupinefish

Mandarin Dragonet

Flamboyant cuttlefish

Green Chromis

Bowmouth Guitarfish