Sunday, December 6, 2009

Counting heads, fish heads, that is

Blue tang
Source of photo: Age of Aquariums

Divers spent more than 518 hours - equivalent to three straight weeks - counting fish off the shores of Cuba. They spotted the blue tang more often than any other fish, followed by the stoplight parrotfish, the foureye butterflyfish and the yellowtail snapper.
That's according to a list of Cuba's 25 most common reef fish. In all, more than 282 species of fish have been identified in Cuban reefs, according to the Encyclopedia of Earth.
Cuba Travel USA reports:
Jacques Cousteau once said that he saw more fish on Cuban reefs than anywhere else in the world.