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blacktip grouper at Starbuck Island, southern Line Islands
November 8, 2014

Blacktip Grouper

Blacktip grouper at Starbuck Island in the southern Line Islands are among the predators that dominate fish communities on healthy reefs. Long-lived and slow-growing, groupers are among the first casualties of overfishing.

See more pictures from the September 2014 feature story “A World Apart." Photographer Brian Skerry talks about capturing the soul of the ocean on our Photography blog, Proof.

Learn more about the Pristine Seas expedition to the southern Line Islands »

Photograph by Brian Skerry
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