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These parrotfish care about competition, not predators

Futurity: Research News - Apr 18, 2017
Prey species are usually fearful of predators—and change their behavior accordingly—but not so with the bullethead parrotfish. According to new research, Chlorurus spilurus, known as the bullethead or daisy parrotfish, barely reacts to the presence ...

Parrotfish loss drives reef decline

Nature.com - Feb 8, 2017
Fishing may have contributed to slowed Caribbean coral growth as far back as 1,000 years ago. Many Caribbean locations have seen coral declines and excessive algal growth in past decades, but reef fish such as parrotfish (pictured) can help by eating ...

Coral reefs grow faster, healthier when parrotfish are abundant

Smithsonian Insider (blog) - Jan 23, 2017
A new study compiling 3,000 years of change in reefs in the eastern Caribbean by Smithsonian scientists and colleagues reveals compelling evidence that parrotfish, which eat the algae that can smother corals, are vital to coral-reef health. The team ...

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by: Ellen Wittlinger
The groundbreaking novel from critically acclaimed author Ellen Wittlinger that tells the story of a transgender teen’s search for identity and acceptance has now been updated to include current terminology and an updated list of resources.

Angela Katz-McNair never felt quite right as a girl. So she cuts her hair short, purchases some men’s clothes and chose a new name: Grady. While coming out as transgender feels right to Grady, he isn’t prepared for the reactions of his friends and family.
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Wrasses & Parrotfishes

by: Scott W. Michael
Wrasses & Parrotfishes is a treasure trove of the latest captive-care advice for the wrasses (the second-largest family of marine fishes) as well as the beautiful parrotfishes. This groundbreaking guide provides authoritative coverage of popular and rare species that are among the most sought after in the aquarium world.
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The Shark and the Parrotfish and Other Caribbean Fables

by: Mario Picayo
Inspired by Aesop's classic tales, and with the animals and plants of the Caribbean as its cast of characters, best-selling author Mario Picayo follows the traditional fable form while adding new and amusing twists to the moral-teaching stories. Gorgeously illustrated by Barbadian artist Cherise Ward, The Shark and the Parrotfish and Other Caribbean Fables promises to delight readers of all ages.
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by: Cari Meister
In Parrotfish, early readers will learn how the parrotfish got its name, and discover how the fish makes sand and sleeping bags of slime. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover the fascinating underwater world of parrotfish.
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Feeding Humphead Parrotfish - Blue Planet - BBC Earth

A school of Humphead Parrotfish descend on the coral reef to feed and turn the age old coral into a fine sand that, in turn, forms islands. Fascinating video from ...

Coral and Parrotfish - A Love Story

Go diving with Earthjustice attorney, Andrea Treece, as she explores the role parrotfish play in protecting Caribbean coral. Learn how Earthjustice is using the ...

Parrotfish Sashimi - Street Food in Japan

A speciality of Okinawa: Parrotfish Sashimi - it is being prepared in two ways: as Sashimi and as fried fish. Another street food filmed in Naha, Japan.

Parrotfish: Buck-Toothed and Beach-Building Beauties! | Borneo from Below (S01E21)

They might not win an award in a Miss Coral Reef competition, but the goofy parrotfish are amongst the most important species on the entire tropical reef, with ...

Feeding humphead parrotfish - Blue Planet - BBC

A school of humphead parrotfish descend on the coral reef to feed and turn the age old coral into a fine sand that, in turn, forms islands. Fascinating video from ...