We’ve encountered Bumphead parrotfish on many dives during our trips to the Great Barrier Reef, but this time we were delighted with more sightings than ever before. I’m not sure why this is the case, maybe it has something to do with the time of year (winter rather than summer).
In the past we have heard the bumphead parrotfish before we see them. Their munching and crunching on the coral is an unmistakable sound. They remind me of cows and I often think of them as a herd rather than a school of fish.