FISH SPECIES DIVERSITY
The Conflict Group of Islands is recognised as one of the world’s marine biodiversity hotspots with over 3,000 species of fish and threatened marine species such as sea turtles. With a third of the world’s species of marine fish, the Conflict Islands are home to everything from the tiny ghost pipe fish to the huge manta ray with even occasional visit from the largest fish in the seas, the whale shark.
In just 10 years, 33 new fish species have been discovered in this area including the damselfish Chrysiptera cymatilis.
There is still so much more to document and discover. Part of our work consists of survey work to document species and abundance of the fish and other marine life that inhabit the islands waters. You can join one of our programs here