Otti is almost hidden by a school of tiny fish

Redfang triggerfish on Two Mile Reef, Sodwana

I think redfang triggerfish (Odonus niger, also called red toothed triggerfish) are ridiculously beautiful, and I love to find myself near a group of them while on a dive. They have bodies in graduated shades of blue that are big enough to see, and red teeth (that can be quite hard to see).

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They  sometimes aggregate in mid water to feed on plankton, as they are doing in this video. You can also see divers – Otti and Matthijs – enjoying the beautiful coral reef and lovely visibility. This was filmed at Chains, a dive site on Two Mile Reef in Sodwana.

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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