Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Belize: Follow-up to babies post

Belize Expedition 2012

In this post we shared pictures of some reef babies that we know and love. Here is a glimpse of what they might grow up to look like:

A tiny coral can grow to be a huge colony that provides habitat for fishes. 

Baby coral (left) and adult acropora palmata (right)
Though some fish grow to be huge, some small fish stay relatively small in size, but large in importance—like these planktivores that help to keep tropical waters clear and healthy. 

Baby blue chromis (top) to the adult chromis (below)

We've been busy in the field but stay tuned, there's lots more to come from Carrie Bow Caye!

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