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11-01-03_ Mandarin Love (mating mandarinfish) _Fish_IMG_1089.jpg
The nightly mating dance of mandarinfish (mandarin dragonet) begins near the rubble bottom, when the female consenting to be approached cheek-to-cheek by the smaller male.  Swimming cheek-to-cheek, the pair circle and rise a few inches, then release and part.

The nightly mating dance of mandarinfish (mandarin dragonet) begins near the rubble bottom, when the female consenting to be approached cheek-to-cheek by the smaller male. Swimming cheek-to-cheek, the pair circle and rise a few inches, then release and part.

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