National Geographic Daily News

Orange Basslets in Soft Coral

Photograph by Tim Laman

A school of orange basslets (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) feeds along with pink soft-coral polyps in Fiji’s Vatu-i-Ra Channel. Strong currents bring plankton-rich waters to Fiji, nourishing the almost 4,000 square miles (10,400 square kilometers) of its reefs.

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