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NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Catalog of Images

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Soft coral on yellow sponges
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A variety of sponges and corals on a rock outcrop during night observations
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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An orange and white holothurian, or as is commonly called, sea cucumber.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A variety of corals
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A brain coral
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A brain coral
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Brain coral
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Montastrea sp. coral with red sponges
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Reddish brown plate coral
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Reddish brown gorgonian coral
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Reddish brown gorgonian coral
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A variety of gorgonian corals.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Gorgonian coral bushes and small red cup corals.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Orange cup corals adorning an outcrop
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A large brown sponge, smaller orange sponges, and a pink and white stylaster coral at the bottom of the image.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A large brownish white sponge and a few hydroids visible near its base.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Orange cup corals with tunicates at top right
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A variety of multi-colored sponge species
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Sponges, plate coral, and stylaster corals (pink and white) on a colorful hard substrate
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Corals, sponges, algae, and hydroids are all visible with a juvenile coney in the center foreground.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Caribbean spiny lobster (Panilurus argus) next to large red sponge.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Outcrop with tunicates, red and green algae, hydroids, sponges and a small lantern bass (Serranus baldwini) in lower left center . The outcrop is small oasis of diversity surrounded by sand and coral rubble substrate.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Cleaner shrimp (Periclemes sp.) in anemone
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Outcrop protruding above bottom provides habitat for green algae, reddish brown algae, and a variety of hydoids (the white to translucent feathery stalked animals).
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Another outcrop protruding above the bottom that serves as habitat for a variety of sponges including a large white sponge, tunicates, green algae, and red algae. Can you find the two pycnonogid sea spiders and the lantern bass (Serranus baldwini).
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Brown sponge in center, red circular sponge in bottom center, brain coral, star coral (Montastrea sp.), and algae on hard substrate.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A comet starfish (Ophidiaster guildingi) on a hard substrate.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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The invasive common lionfish (Pterois volitans)
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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The invasive common lionfish (Pterois volitans)
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A coney (Cepalopholis fulva) on a rocky substrate with yellow sponges in foreground and an olive chromis (Chromis insolata) in the left background.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A coney (Cepalopholis fulva) using a rock ledge for cover. A large red barrel sponge is on the left and the rock ledge has reddish-purple encrusting sponge and Halimeda algae covering. A small gorgonian is on the left.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A lantern bass (Serranus baldwini) unsing a purple sponge for habitat.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A coney (Cepalopholis fulva) and a longspine squirrelfish (Holocentrus rufus) using a rock ledge for cover.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A squirrelfish using an opening in hard substrate for cover while a gray angelfish cruises above. A variety of corals, sponges, and algae cover this outcropping.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A school of French grunts (Haemulon flavolineatum) cruise through a seascape of large sponges, gorgonian corals, and other biota.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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A large gorgonian coral dominates a scene encompassing multiple fish species including a squirrelfish in the foreground, two coneys, a French grunt, a surgeonfish, a triggerfish, and a rock beauty.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Although purple, blue chromis (Chromis cyanea) against an outcrop with orange-red cup corals and red encrusting sponges.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Longspined squirrelfish (Holocentrus rufus) , bluestriped grunts (Haemulon sciurus), white grunts ( Haemulon plumerii), a graysby (Cephalopholis cruentata) peering out from under a ledge, and a lone tomtate (Haemulon aurolineatum) on the right side of the image.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Marine debris - a derelict fish trap with an entrapped spiny lobster.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Marine debris - a derelict net entangled on the reef.
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
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Encrusting sponge (Porifera encrusting spp.) and mangrove prop roots (Rhizophora rts. sp.)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2005 January
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Sponge (Porifera ssp) and zoanthids (Zoanthidea spp) on mangrove prop roots (Rhizophora rts. sp.)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2008 August
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Mangrove prop roots (Rhizophora rts. sp.)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2008 August
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Mangrove prop roots (Rhizophora rts. sp.)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2008 January
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Grunt (Haemulon sp.), French grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum), herring (Jenkinsia sp.), sponge (Porifera sp.), and mangrove prop roots (Rhizophora rts. sp.).
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2008 January
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Mangrove prop roots (Rhizophora rts. sp.) with Homo sapiens intertwined.
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2007 January
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Mangrove prop roots (Rhizophora rts. sp.), Halimeda, turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum), and Caulerpa spp.
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2006 January
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Mangrove prop roots (Rhizophora rts. sp.)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2008 August
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Mangrove prop roots (Rhizophora rts. sp.) with a school of schoolmasters swimming through (Lutjanus apodus).
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2006 August
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Turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum) with red tube sponges (Porifera spp)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2006 August

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