A Red Sea Endemic

diving africaA sohal surgeonfish (Acanthurus sohal), a Red Sea endemic and valued aquarium fish. Like other surgeonfish, the sohal surgeonfish is compressed laterally, making it extremely maneuverable anf fast along the reef. It has a horizontal, blade-like spine along the base of its tail on both sides, which folds into the fish, pointing anteriorly towards the head. During defense and aggression, surgeonfish flick the spine at other fish or intruders, causing physical harm. They are named for this scalpel-like spine.

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Marlon is an Apnea Academy and Apnea International certified professional freediving instructor that leads the WaterMaarq Freediving operation across the Australian states of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Serving freedivers, spearfishermen, surfers and marine enthusiasts, he runs courses and training in breath-hold plus offers specialized tours and high-end specialty freediving products. Feel welcome to contact him via email for more information.

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