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NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Catalog of Images

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Careless anchoring adds to stress on otherwise healthy coral reef. Not only the anchor but the chain as well destroys live corals.
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Careless anchoring adds to stress on otherwise healthy coral reef. Not only the anchor but the chain as well destroys live corals.
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Careless anchoring adds to stress on otherwise healthy coral reef. Not only the anchor but the chain as well destroys live corals.
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Careless anchoring adds to stress on otherwise healthy coral reef. Not only the anchor but the chain as well destroys live corals.
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Note broken coral where anchor chain had overlain coral reef.
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Diseased and dying coral .
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Diseased and dying coral .
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Two lone sergeant major fish wander through the skeleton of a once vibrant reef.
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Various fish wander through the skeletal remains of a once-vibrant reef.
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Looking like the remains of long-extinct dinosaurs, the skeletal remains of a once-vibrant reef community look like prehistoric bones.
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A dead coral reef.
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A dead coral reef.
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A few fish wander through the remains of a dead reef.
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A few fish wander through the remains of a dead reef.
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Sediment outwash killing a reef.
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Sediment burying a once-vibrant reef.
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Dead and dying coral covered by algae.
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A decimated coral reef area.
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A decimated coral reef area.
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Thick green algae covering most of the seafloor in a formerly vibrant coral reef community.
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Thick green algae making inroads into a living coral area.
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Thick green algae overgrowing coral.
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Coral and algae. The algae have been found to feed bacteria that accelerate the destruction of the corals.
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Diseased and weakened coral.
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Algae enhance the growth of bacteria that chokes corals by removing oxygen. As the coral die, more room becomes available for algae growth.
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Scientist studying diseased and dying corals.
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Algae enhance the growth of bacteria that chokes corals by removing oxygen. As the coral die, more room becomes available for algae growth.
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Algae enhance the growth of bacteria that chokes corals by removing oxygen. As the coral die, more room becomes available for algae growth.
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Algae enhance the growth of bacteria that chokes corals by removing oxygen. As the coral die, more room becomes available for algae growth.
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Algae enhance the growth of bacteria that chokes corals by removing oxygen. As the coral die, more room becomes available for algae growth.
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Dead coral on top, algae band in middle, and darker diseased zone between algae and relatively healthy coral.
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Diseased and dead areas within coral.
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Pink-banded diseased areas on live coral.
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An area of dead coral on an escarpment.
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A desolated area of reef.
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A desolated area of reef.
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Mindless destruction of the reef. Such actions kills many of the delicate coral polyps and add to stress on the reef.
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Algae-covered dead reef.
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Algae-covered dead reef.
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Algae-covered dead reef.
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Algae encroaching upon diseased and dying coral.
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A dying reef area.
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A dying reef area.
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Algae encroaching upon diseased and dying coral.
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Red algae encroaching upon diseased and dying coral.
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Pink diseased areas upon a dying coral structure.
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Areas of dead coral on diseased coral structure.
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Diseased coral.
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Diseased coral.
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Diseased coral.

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