In the darkness of the open water, rarely seen creatures dance along the ocean current.
A juvenile African pompano, or threadfin trevally, swims through the Verde Island Passage, a major shipping lane in the Philippines. Its streaming filaments resemble the tentacles of a jellyfish—a possible advantage for evading predators that patrol the night sea.
Photographs ByJennifer Hayes and David Doubilet
Published September 9, 2021
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