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NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Catalog of Images

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Dive tourism can place additional stress on reefs. Standing on or handling live corals can damage or even kill the coral polyps.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Make sure not to touch the bottom when snorkeling or scuba diving.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Dive tourism can place additional stress on reefs. Standing on or handling live corals can damage or even kill the coral polyps.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Make sure not to touch the bottom when snorkeling or scuba diving.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Dive tourism can place additional stress on reefs. Standing on or handling live corals can damage or even kill the coral polyps.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Dive tourism can place additional stress on reefs. Standing on or handling live corals can damage or even kill the coral polyps.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Dive tourism can place additional stress on reefs. Standing on or handling live corals can damage or even kill the coral polyps. Note anchor line extending to bottom in upper right of image. Anchor could be damaging delicate reef
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Dive tourism can place additional stress on reefs. Standing on or handling live corals can damage or even kill the coral polyps. Note anchor line extending to bottom. Anchor could be damaging delicate reef animals.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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SCUBA divers approaching a sinkhole on a Guamanian reef.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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SCUBA divers approaching a sinkhole on a Guamanian reef.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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A dive tourist loving a coral reef structure to death as touching can damage or kill delicate coral polyps.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Dive tourists loving a coral reef structure to death as touching can damage or kill delicate coral polyps.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Dive tourists loving a coral reef structure to death as touching can damage or kill delicate coral polyps.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Tourists posing at a Guam reef attraction. See images reef3177 and reef3180.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Careless trailing of flippers on bottom can add to sedimentation problems affecting coral reefs.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Careless trailing of flippers on bottom can add to sedimentation problems affecting coral reefs.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Photographing tourists at a Guam reef attraction. See images reef3180 and reef3 174.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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SCUBA diver refraining from touching reef animals. Unnecessarily touching and handling coral and coral reef animals places unnecessary stress on the reef and could kill many delicate creatures.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Divers unnecessarily touching and handling coral and coral reef animals place unnecessary stress on the reef and could kill many delicate creatures.
Mariana Islands, Guam
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Photographer standing on coral to obtain photograph of tourists could be causing damage to delicate coral polyps. See image reef3177.
Mariana Islands, Guam 2006 April 2
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Scientist studying area affected by coral reef bleaching.
Mariana Islands, Guam 2006 April 2
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Scientist studying area affected by coral reef bleaching.
Mariana Islands, Guam 2006 April 2
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Scientist studying area affected by coral reef bleaching.
Mariana Islands, Guam 2006 October 25
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Scientist studying area affected by coral reef bleaching.
Mariana Islands, Guam 2006 October 25
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Scientist studying area affected by coral reef bleaching.
Mariana Islands, Guam 2006 October 25
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Scientist studying area affected by coral reef bleaching.
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Disease ravaged coral.
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Algae covering diseased and dying coral reef.
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Algae covering diseased and dying coral reef.
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Dead coral reef with skeletal remnants of reef-building corals.
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Algae covering dead coral reef.
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Algae covering dead coral reef.
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Algae covering dead coral reef.
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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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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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