CRITTER: Meet the rare Thompson’s Anthias Fish from Ni’ihau

  • Terry Lilley / Special to the garden island

    Rare Hawaiian fish species called the Thompson’s anthias. This fish is about 8 inches long and is bright orange with purple lips and green eyes.

I have been scuba diving all around the world for the last 20 years shooting marine life videos for a school educational program and my goal is to get video of the rarest fish species in the sea and study their behavior. It was really wonderful to find one of these rarely seen creatures right in my own backyard!