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NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Catalog of Images

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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
3209 thumbnail picture
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
3211 thumbnail picture
The invasive common lionfish (Pterois volitans)
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
3212 thumbnail picture
The invasive common lionfish (Pterois volitans)
United States Virgin Islands 2012 April
3213 thumbnail picture
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) using 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
3217 thumbnail picture
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
3219 thumbnail picture
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
3223 thumbnail picture
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
3226 thumbnail picture
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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Turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum) in the foreground with mangrove detritus and leaves and mangrove prop roots (Rhizophora rts. spp) in the background.
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2006 August
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Mangrove prop roots (Rhizophora rts. sp.) with Porifera encrusting sponge at the edge of a turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum) meadow.
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2006 January
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Yellow and gray Porifera upright/erect spp barrel/tube sponges in a turtle grass meadow (Thalassia testudinum).
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2003 September
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Y branched algae (Dictyota sp.), Halimeda, manatee grass (Syringodium isoetifolium), mermaid's fans (Udotea spp), and turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2005 January
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Manatee grass (Syringodium isoetifolium) in a strange topography of mounds caused by burrowing organisms.
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2007 July
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Longsnout seahorse (Hippocampus reidi) being observed by Homo sapiens
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2009 July
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Manatee grass(Syringodium isoetifolium) and mermaid's fans (Udotea spp)
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2007 July
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Tube coral (Cladocora abruscula) and turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2005 January
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Turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2003 September
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Finger coral (Porites porites) interspersed with turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2008 August
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Turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2008 August
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Turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2008 August
3246 thumbnail picture
Halimeda and manatee grass (Syringodium isoetifolium)
United States Virgin Islands, St. Croix 2009 March
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Turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum)
United States Virgin Islands, St. Croix 2007 October
3248 thumbnail picture
Turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum) and Penicillus sp.
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2009 July
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Manatee grass (Syringodium isoetifolium)
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2009 July

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