Parrotfish Teeth

ParrotfishParrotfish have a series of individual teeth that fuse together to form what looks like a parrot’s beak, hence the name, parrotfish. They use their teeth to scrape the rocks and coral, digesting the algae and excreting the excess, which makes up much of the fine coral sand we find on St. John’s beaches. As the teeth wear away from such rough treatment they are replaced with more material keeping them sharp and strong.

The parrotfish in the photo is a supermale, which is a male that began life as a female.

St. John Live Music Schedule

Aqua Bistro
Matt Mitruk
5:30 – 8:30
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Beach Bar
John Sutton

Open Mic with Johnny B & Lauren
3:30 – 5:30

Cruz Bay Landing
Chris Carsel
5:00 – 8:00

Ocean Grill
Rascio on Steel Pan
6:30 – 9:30

Shipwreck Landing
Hot Club of Coral Bay
6:30 – 9:30

Virgin Fire
Instrumental Jazz
Rich Greengold & Greg Jones
6:00 – 9:00

St. John Weather

Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. East wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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