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The most abundant fishes were planktivores (creole wrasse, blue chromis, black durgon), small invertebrate feeders (yellowhead wrasse, bluehead wrasse) and herbivores (blue tang, dusky damselfish, longfin damselfish, princess parrotfish and red band parrotfish). A low number of Diadema were observed in shallow sites, with a large population found in a rubble field at the eastern end of Navassa. Herbivorous fish were dominated by surgeonfish (blue tang) and parrotfish. Most parrotfish were 30 cm or smaller in size with populations dominated by princess, red band, and stoplight parrotfish respectively. There were higher number of invasive lionfish than recorded in previous years. Very few lobsters and turtles were seen. No marine mammals were observed. Table 3. Number of benthic, fish and coral transects examined at each AGRRA site. Site

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Depth Benthic Coral Fish (m) transects transects transects

NAV 1

26

6

2

9

NAV 2

19.2

9

2

10

NAV 3

29

2

2

4

NAV 4

24

8

2

10

NAV 5

22

8

2

9

NAV 6

26

6

2

8

NAV 7

26

4

3

6

NAV 8

28

5

2

7

NAV 9

24.5

9

2

8

NAV 10

28

7

2

8

NAV 11

22

7

1

3

NAV 12

23

8

1

4

NAV 13

25

6

2

4

NAV 14

21.2

8

2

4

NAV 15

6

11

4

5

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