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Longfin batfish - platax pinnatus with diver at the Japanese wreck near Amed - Bali.<br />
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Platax pinnatus has been observed to significantly reduce algal growths on coral in studies simulating overfishing on the Great Barrier Reef.<br />
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As a juvenile it is brown with orange stripe outlining its entire body. Adults become a dull silver. This fish grows to a maximum size of 45 centimetres (18 in)<br />
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The Japanese wreck at at Banyuning near Amed in Bali is the other shipwreck in north-east Bali and although it plays second fiddle to the Liberty wreck at nearby Tulamben, is an excellent dive and well worth making the fairly short journey to Amed if you are staying in the Tulamben area. The wreck is located in shallow water, just off the beach in Lipah Bay near the small village of Banyuning, which places it close to Gili Selang where the forces of the Indonesian currents are strongest.<br />
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Very little is known about the wreck and how it ended up sank at Banyuning – or even if it really was a Japanese ship...who knows???
Longfin batfish - platax pinnatus with diver at the Japanese wreck near Amed - Bali.

Platax pinnatus has been observed to significantly reduce algal growths on coral in studies simulating overfishing on the Great Barrier Reef.

As a juvenile it is brown with orange stripe outlining its entire body. Adults become a dull silver. This fish grows to a maximum size of 45 centimetres (18 in)


The Japanese wreck at at Banyuning near Amed in Bali is...
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