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NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Catalog of Images

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Mutton snapper (Lutjanus analis)
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2009 July
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Gray angelfish (Pomacanthus arcuatus)
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2009 July
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Stoplight parrotfish (Sparisoma viride), French grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum), various sponges (Porifera sp.), and Y branched algae.
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2004 August
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Sand diver (Synodus intermedius)
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Hydroids (Hydrozoa sp.)
United States Virgin Islands, St. Croix 2005 October
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Tunicates (Ascidiacea sp.)
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2005 July
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Barrel/tube sponge (Porifera upright/erect spp) and large anemone (Actinaria spp
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2008 January
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Tunicates (Ascidiacea sp.)
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2005 October
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Barrel/tube sponge (Porifera spp) behind small orange octocoral.
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2008 January
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Great star coral (Montastraea cavernosa) in the foreground and a large barrel sponge and a smaller encrusting sponge (Porifera spp) behind the coral.
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2008 July
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Barrel sponge (Porifera sp.)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2008 August
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Barrel/tube sponge (Porifera sp.)
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2009 July
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Barrel/tube sponge (Porifera sp.)
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2009 July
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Barrel/tube sponge (Porifera sp.)
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2009 July
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Barrel/tube sponge (Porifera sp.)
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2009 July
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Finger coral (Porites porites), red sponge (Porifera sp.), and boulder star coral complex (Montastraea annularis)
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2010 July
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Sea fans, sea plumes, sea rods, and sea whips (Gorgonacea spp), and blue and yellow barrel/tube sponges (Porifera spp)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2008 January
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Barrel/tube sponge (Porifera upright/erect sp.)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2008 January
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Sponge (Porifera spp.)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2008 January
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Large barrel sponges (Porifera sp) with blue chromis (Chromis cyanea) and other fish species.
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2008 July
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Very convoluted barrel/tube sponge (Porifera sp.)
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2008 July
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Barrel sponges (Porifera sp.) and finger coral (Porites porites).
United States Virgin Islands, St. Croix 2008 March
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Large barrel sponge (Porifera spp) looking like a Mayan pyramid.
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2009 January
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A sharknose goby over a red encrusting sponge (Porifera spp).
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2009 January
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Black encrusting sponge (Porifera sp)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2009 January
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Gorgonacean sea rod growing in barrel sponge (Porifera sp)
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2009 January
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Blue barrel sponge (Porifera sp.)
United States Virgin Islands, St. Croix 2009 October
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Brown barrel sponge (Porifera sp.)
United States Virgin Islands, St. Croix 2009 October
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Orange barrel/tube sponge (Porifera sp.)
United States Virgin Islands, St. Croix 2009 March
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Barrel/tube sponge (Porifera sp.)
United States Virgin Islands, St. Croix 2009 March
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Encrusting sponge (Porifera sp.)
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2009 July
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Striking red sponge (Porifera sp.) on mangrove prop roots.
Puerto Rico, La Parguera 2009 July
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Sponge (Porifera sp.) bearing resemblance to an elephant's trunk.
United States Virgin Islands, St. John 2007 July
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Coring large Porites lobata coral for climate studies and effect of warm pool variability on coral growth.
Chuuk Lagoon 2011 June
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Coring large Porites lobata coral for climate studies and effect of warm pool variability on coral growth.
Chuuk Lagoon 2011 June
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Coring large Porites lobata coral for climate studies and effect of warm pool variability on coral growth.
Chuuk Lagoon 2011 June
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Coring large Porites lobata coral for climate studies and effect of warm pool variability on coral growth.
Chuuk Lagoon 2011 June
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Coring large Porites lobata coral for climate studies and effect of warm pool variability on coral growth.
Chuuk Lagoon 2011 June
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Coring large Porites lobata coral for climate studies and effect of warm pool variability on coral growth.
Chuuk Lagoon 2011 June
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Coring large Porites lobata coral for climate studies and effect of warm pool variability on coral growth.
Chuuk Lagoon 2011 June
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Lift bags bringing derelict net debris to the surface
Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Pearl and Hermes Atoll 2004 July
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Cod end of a trawl net that weighed over 5000 pounds. This net debris had to be towed back to the CASITAS for lifting onto deck. This net probably drifted thousands of miles before becoming lodged on the reef at Pearl and Hermes Atoll.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Pearl and Hermes Atoll 2004 July
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Beach debris on Pearl and Hermes Atoll.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Pearl and Hermes Atoll 2004 July
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Part of the debris removal crew from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Center based in Honolulu.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Pearl and Hermes Atoll 2004 July
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Returning to the contract vessel CASITAS with a load of derelict nets.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Pearl and Hermes Atoll 2004 July
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Snorkeler removing entangled net from coral. There was always a diving partner observing ready to assist in the event of entanglement or other problems.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Pearl and Hermes Atoll 2004 July
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Snorkeler removing entangled net from coral. There was always a diving partner observing ready to assist in the event of entanglement or other problems. Note emergency scuba tank in upper right of image ready for use if need be.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Pearl and Hermes Atoll 2004 July
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Derelict net on surface after removal from reef.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Pearl and Hermes Atoll 2004 July
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Whale vertebrae wrapped up in derelict net. Whale had succumbed fairly recently to drowning while entangled as flesh was still associated with vertebrae.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Pearl and Hermes Atoll 2004 July
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Whale flesh entangled in derelict net.
Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Pearl and Hermes Atoll 2004 July

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