goal for the week 19.75 hrs
work on ideas for new fine art pieces
The Galapagos damsel (Azurina eupalama) was a 6 inch damsel that lived in the reefs around the Galapagos and Cocos islands. It was a planktivore and in turn it and a fish in a similar niche Chromis atrilobata were an important source of food for the blue-footed booby. It went extinct in 1982 due to warming of the water as an effect of El Nino. The warming water eliminated the plankton production around the islands for a year and the fish being a planktivore starved. The last sightings of the Galapagos damsel were in 1983 and the fish is now thought to be extinct. Chromis atrilobata survived as it feeds on a greater variety of prey and has a larger range.