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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This page has educational materials that do not currently fit into our Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum. Here you will find additional lessons and videos we have developed. For more videos, check out our YouTube channel.
Watch It! Ocean Alert Overfishing – Worksheet to accompany one of our videos
Read It! Sea Cucumber Craze – Worksheet to accompany one of our blogs
Read It! Best Wishes for Reef Fishes – Worksheet to accompany one of our blogs
Read It! The Man-Eaters – Worksheet to accompany one of our blogs
Pirate Fishing – Interactive investigation into fishing pirates
ASFC’s U.S. Seafood Education – Collection of information on sustainable fishing in the US
Game of Life – Lesson from NOAA
Empty Ocean – Lesson from NOAA
Voices of the Bay – Lesson from National Marine Sanctuaries
Sustainable Seafood – Background information from Sea Creature Fact of the Week
Sustainable Fisheries – Lesson from Digital Explorer
The End of the Line – Lesson from Film Education