Benwood Marine Biology

Due to the shallow waters, the Benwood is inhabited by a vast variety of corals and sponges, specifically fire coral, sea fans, and Elkhorn coral. There are also many species of tropical fish, ranging from yellow tail snapper, trumpet fish, parrot fish, hog fish, and angel fish. Notice the fire coral encrusted on the stern (left image). Sea fans have taken over one of the cam shaft mounts as well as some other soft coral(right image).

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Last updated: 4 November 1996
Comments: Underwater Science Program
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