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Reef Fact:

The queen triggerfish (Balistes vetula) uses special tricks to get to its favorite food – the sea urchin – to avoid the prickly spines. The triggerfish will grasp a spine in its mouth, lift the urchin up off of the seafloor, and drop it so the vulnerable underside will be exposed. They, also, blow water out of their mouth in an attempt to knock them over.

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