11 emblematic fish of Mauritius, part 3/3
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ICONIC FISHES YOU CAN FIND IN MAURITIUS

What special fish can be found in Mauritius?

 The Indian Ocean, and more precisely Mauritius, still has many unexplored underwater areas, and is still full of well-kept secrets and special/emblematic fish that will not fail to surprise you...This article aims to make you discover some of them, and maybe, who knows, to make you want to come and dive with us soon!

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11 emblematic fish of Mauritius, part 2/3
by Cindy
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ICONIC FISHES YOU CAN FIND IN MAURITIUS

What special fish can be found in Mauritius?

 The Indian Ocean, and more precisely Mauritius, still has many unexplored underwater areas, and is still full of well-kept secrets and special/emblematic fish that will not fail to surprise you...This article aims to make you discover some of them, and maybe, who knows, to make you want to come and dive with us soon!

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11 emblematic fish of Mauritius, part 1/3
by Cindy
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ICONIC FISHES YOU CAN FIND IN MAURITIUS

What special fish can be found in Mauritius?

 The Indian Ocean, and more precisely Mauritius, still has many unexplored underwater areas, and is still full of well-kept secrets and special/emblematic fish that will not fail to surprise you...This article aims to make you discover some of them, and maybe, who knows, to make you want to come and dive with us soon!

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Fish ID: The Checkerboard wrasse
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everything you always wanted to know about "checkerboard wrasse"
 FUN FACTS

- It starts his life as a female then will change its sex to a male later in life
- It changes colors during its life
- Females are lager and more colorful than males
- As a defense mechanism they shoot water at potential threats

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Fish ID: The Octopus
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everything you always wanted to know about "octopus"
 FUN FACTS

- Octopuses have 3 hearts. 2 are working exclusively to move blood to the gills, and the other one to move blood to the organs
- Their arms have neurons. In fact, two third of their neurons are located in their arms and not in their heads
- Octopuses die shortly after mating. Both gender are programmed to die after the process
- The ink they spray doesn't only hide them, it also harms their enemies

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Fish ID: The Humpback whale
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everything you always wanted to know about "Humpback whale"
 FUN FACTS

- You can estimate the age of the whale with from the amount and the layers of cerumen they have in their ears
- They can not breath through their mouth, only through their blowhole located on the top of their head
- Whales don't drink. They stay hydrated by metabolizing the water found in the food they eat
- For the first months of their life, like all mammals, whales nurse their youngs 
- Humpback whales can jump up to 5 meters out of the water

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Fish ID: The Thresher shark
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everything you always wanted to know about "thresher shark"
 FUN FACTS

- They are also called "fox sharks" due to their high level of intelligence
- They have warm blood, they are one of a few shark specie that have "endothermic capabilities" (special thermoregulation system)
- The largest known Thresher Sharks spotted had a length of more than 6 meters and weight about 500-600 kgs
- Due to their population depletion, new laws have been enacted to protect this species from upsetting the fragile balance of the marine ecosystem, especially since these sharks have a low reproductive rate as compared to other shark

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Fish ID: The Moray eel
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everything you always wanted to know about "moray"
 FUN FACTS

- Morays have two sets of jaws like the monster in Alien
- The long fin on their backs is in fact composed by three smaller ones
- The green moray is actually brown, it looks green because it is secreting a mucus which destroys red blood cells and changes its appearance
- Morays are nocturnal
- They often can be spotted mouth open, because this is how they breathe (passing water through their mouths past their gills)

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