Scientific name: Cheilinus undulatu
Size: Up to 7,6 feet
Color: Olive green, drawing towards the blue
Distinguishing feature: Big bump on the forehead and multiple black vertical lines on the body.
Where did we see it: French polynesia, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat
The napoleon (also called giant wrasse) is a pretty big fish that can live up to 50 years!
Possessing beautiful colors drawing on blue and green, it is always a pleasure to see it. Solitary and usually not scared, you can enjoy it.
His name comes from Napoleon's cocked hat, which looks like his hump.
The whale shark is the largest fish in the world!
Some whales are larger, but they are mammals, not fish!
Some sharks can stay motionless on the sand (white tips reef sharks, nurse sharks, etc.).
These sharks don't have to swim to bring oxygen to their gills like other sharks (grey, hammerheads tc.)
Turtles are in economy mode when they are sleeping. If they are woken during night, they may not have enough air to return to surface.
So, please be careful during night dives!