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A Coral Sea Celebration SL276082

From an artistic perspective, hard and soft corals present form, colour, shape, and texture so diverse that one would be hard-pressed to find another animal group to match. This extreme close up from the Coral Sea is merely one example of soft coral, of the thousands of spectacular species that inhabit our oceans. Also featured in this celebration of colour and form are members of the sub family Anthiinae of the larger Serranidae, or grouper family. These unique and colourful fish are sequential hermaphrodites, starting life as females and transitioning to males due to social factors. The most dominant female replaces a male when one dies.
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Steve Parish Nature Connect © Nature Connect Pty Ltd- Steve Parish Photography
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NEW WORK, OCEAN OF LIFE
From an artistic perspective, hard and soft corals present form, colour, shape, and texture so diverse that one would be hard-pressed to find another animal group to match. This extreme close up from the Coral Sea is merely one example of soft coral, of the thousands of spectacular species that inhabit our oceans. Also featured in this celebration of colour and form are members of the sub family Anthiinae of the larger Serranidae, or grouper family. These unique and colourful fish are sequential hermaphrodites, starting life as females and transitioning to males due to social factors. The most dominant female replaces a male when one dies.