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Coral trout are fast when chasing prey above the reefs of their habitat, but can't pursue their quarry if it buries itself into a hard-to-reach reef crevice.
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and is the leading cause of death from skin disease. Over 9,000 people die from Melanoma every year in the United States. Researchers are now starting to see evidence of the disease in fish!
The Coral Trout (Plectropomus leopardus), also known as the leopard coral grouper or leopard coral trout, is a species of fish in the Serranidae family. It is found in American Samoa, Australia, Brunei, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are open seas and coral reefs. It is threatened by habitat...
- A volcanic mudflow.