Hawkfish on bleached coral head

A lone ace-eye hawkfish (Paracirrhrites aractus) on a bleached coral (Pocillopora meandrina). Hawaii's hard corals suffered severe bleaching in the fall of 2015 due to above average water temperatures. Luckily, this bleaching event did not have a lasting impact. Most of the corals, including this one, fully recovered within about 6 months. Hawaii.

A lone ace-eye hawkfish (Paracirrhrites aractus) on a bleached coral (Pocillopora meandrina). Hawaii's hard corals suffered severe bleaching in the fall of 2015 due to above average water temperatures. Luckily, this bleaching event did not have a lasting impact. Most of the corals, including this one, fully recovered within about 6 months. Hawaii.