Pacific Coral Reef Institute

The « Pixels » of Manini (surgeon fish) under scrutiny at the CRIOBE – French Embassy Grant

Thanks to a French Embassy Grant (Fiji), Anastasha Savura, undergraduate student at the USP (Suva – Fiji), did an intership during three weeks at the Insular Research Center and Environment Observatory – Moorea.

In collaboration with Marc Besson, PhD student working on the metamorphosis process by coral reefs fishes, Anastasha focused on the pigmentation of Manini (Acanthurus triostegus). Those fishes are completly transparent during their oceanic phase. While they enter the lagoon, pigmentation will begin. And this pigmentation allows researchers to assess the healthy state of fishes.

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