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A tassled scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala) lies camouflaged on a coral reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea. These carnivorous fish—known for their venomous spines—often wait in disguise for prey to pass. WHOI biologist Simon Thorrold photographed this and other species during a recent research trip to study the movement of fish larvae among different reefs in the bay. (Photo by Simon Thorrold, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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