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UNESCO seeks to protect natural wonders in the high seas

There is a species of filefish that exclusively eats Acropora corals, absorbing chemicals from them which allow them to hide in plain sight. Although orange-spotted filefish are brightly colored, their predators often rely more on scent than vision.  These filefish use the Acropora chemicals to hide their fishy scent.  Read more.

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