Moorish Idol


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Moorish Idol

 

(Zanclus cornutus), a fish of the family Zanclidae of the order Perciformes. The deep, laterally com-pressed body measures up to 20 cm long and is yellow with three black vertical stripes. The dorsal fin is greatly extended in front and the snout is elongated. Moorish idols are pelagic, heat-loving marine fish and are found near islands and coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian oceans.

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The action then cuts between the tank, where Nemo meets a diverse bunch, including Gill (Willem Dafoe), a scared black-and-white-striped Moorish idol who keeps devising plans to get back to the ocean (echoes of ``The Great Escape''), and the ocean, where Marlin encounters some scary creatures, including the comic Bruce (Barry Humphries), a great white shark who's trying to curb his need to eat other fish despite his instincts, and some helpful ones like Crush, a 150-year-old surfer-dude turtle (voiced by director Stanton).
Discover a magical tropical world through the world's first completely transparent 360 degree submarine tunnel, where visitors can view the spectacular tropical ocean tank, home to the giant Green Turtles, Molokai and Gulliver, and watch these gracious creatures swim in their tranquil surroundings alongside black tip reef sharks, yellow tang, Moorish idol and other tropical species.
As soon as I take the plunge into the waters kept calm by the reef, I encounter butterflyfish, Moorish idols and bluestripe snappers among the coral Other free activities organised by the hotel include canoeing, glass bottom boat trips, tennis and volleyball, while scuba diving, deep sea fishing, horse riding and catamaran cruises are available at an extra cost.
Flitting among the ochre-colored florets of coral were more schools of yellow tang, as well as Moorish idols, a fish with bands of black, white and gold and a trailing dorsal streamer.
A group of Moorish idols - the punk rockers of the fish world with their yellow-black mohicans - window-shop in pairs, gazing at the corals branching out like long fingers amidst the sea ferns wavering back and forth.
A group of Moorish idols -- the punk rockers of the fish world with their yellow-black mohicans - window-shop in pairs, gazing at the corals branching out like long fingers amid the sea ferns.