18 Jul '12, 2am

The Annotated Budak: Two Butterflies (by @budak)

The Annotated Budak: Two Butterflies (by @budak)

Many fishes, including several species associated with coral reefs, are also drawn to the seawall for its provision of safe chambers and silty refuges. Groupers , tripletails, stonefish, scorpionfish, snappers, flatheads, morays, cardinalfish , rabbitfish, filefish, emperors, sergeants, damsels, halfbeaks , squirrelfish, gobies, silversides, tuskfish, eeltail catfish, wrasses, mojaras, dragonets, whitings, cowfish , remoras and even an eagle ray have found their way to the sheltered side of this eastern shore. Here, in pools that slither up stony terraces and under shelves of slime, predators slip into the shadows to join their prey in a truce that endures scrutiny but probably not a moment longer. Here, too, are butterflies in ill-advised forays to the littoral zone, compressed hunters born to suck the life out of crevices and which may at times turn on the very polyps th...

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