Elphinstone Reef is the most famous and most colorful of the southern Red Sea reefs. Also called Sha'ab Abu Hamru, it lies about 30km north of Marsa Alam.
Its north and south plateaus and walls are covered with soft corals, and there are plenty of pelagics. It is close enough to shore to be reachable by day boats out of Marsa Alam.
Blacktip shark, Carcharinus limbatus
Masked puffer, Arothron diadematus
cf Pseudanthias sp.
Greasy grouper, Epinephelus tauvina
Common bigeye, Priacanthus hamrur
Common lionfish, Pterois volitans
Lined butterflyfish, Chaetodon lineolatus
Giant moray, Gymnothorax javanicus
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