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The marbled grouper (Epinephelus inermis) is always a treat to see during a trip to the Flower Gardens. They are usually rather shy animals, and are often found in deeper areas of the banks. One in particular, has come to be curious of the diver's visiting its reef and shadows them during the dive. This individual was photographed at Stetson Bank - notice the ten-ray star coral (Madracis decactis) behind the grouper. (photo: Joyce and Frank Burek)

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