National Geographic : 1952 Oct
The Red Sea Yields Samples ofIts Infinite Variety Aqualung divers off Abu Latt Island kept the expedition's biologists well supplied with fish specimens caught by harpoon, hook, and explosives. Said Dr. Gustave Cherbonnier inhis labora tory aboard ship: "I love animals. What anirony that Imust kill them tostudy them!" + Orange patch near tail of surgeonfish houses itsrazor-sharp lancet. The surgeon uses this weapon to "operate" on any fish bold enoughtoattack it. Edible polka-dotted sea bass (shown withcoral fishes) was plentiful around Abu Latt. + This gaudy collection includes butterflyfish, with eye patch; triggerfish (center); spiny butterfly fish (top right); and parrotfish (bottom right). Thick-lipped fish isawrasse. 461 Ektaclromes by Jacques Ertaud *.'- .. ^-- ; I, - ** ,4 CI& ~ .. . «*. .*Ji 14 r^f r^ Ir^p R- .!~ '15'