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NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
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Oceanographers deploy a CREWS buoy inside an atoll.
American Samoa, Rose Atoll 2006 March
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Two biologists record fish along a transect line during an underwater survey.
American Samoa, Rose Atoll 2006 March 7
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Two biologists record fish along a transect line during an underwater survey.
American Samoa, Rose Atoll 2006 March 7
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A biologist used a quadrat to quantify invertebrates during an underwater survey
Hawaii, Hawaii 2006 August 17
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A biologist has company while recording substrate composition along a transect line during an underwater survey.
Hawaii, Lisianski Island, NWHI 2006 September 27
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Two divers are towed behind a small boat in order to survey a large area of coral reef.
Hawaii, Lehua Island 2005 July 18
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Two divers are towed behind a small boat in order to survey a large area of coral reef.
Hawaii, Molokini Island 2005 August 6
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Two divers are towed behind a small boat in order to survey a large area of coral reef.
American Samoa, Ta'u 2006 March 3
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A fish survey transect underway.
American Samoa 2006 February 18
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A tow-fish survey -scientists are towed behind a small boat in order to cover a large area of reef in one day.
Mariana Islands 2005 September 12
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Benthic survey divers studying the coral reef benthic fauna and flora. large area of reef in one day.
American Samoa 2006 February 22
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A tow-fish survey - a scientist is towed behind a small boat in order to cover a
Mariana Islands 2006 February 25
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A fish survey transect underway.
American Samoa 2006 March 3
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Various coral species and crustose coralline algae off northwestern Ofu at a depth of approximately 50 m.
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Soft coral species with crustose coralline algae off northwestern Ofu at a depth of approximately 50 m.
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Foliose coral species off northeastern Olosega at a depth of approximately 60 m.
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Various coral species and macroalgae off northern Ta`u at a depth of ~45 m. approximately 45 m.
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Close-up of a coral community of the shallow backreef in Faga`alu Bay.
2013 April 5
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Bleached and partly dead staghorn Acropora outside Fagatele Bay, Tutuila.
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Shallow coral reef communities at Rose Atoll, conspicuously dominated by the pink-colored encrusting coralline algae.
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On a reef off the coast of Rota Island, divers conduct a belt-transect survey of the benthos on April 8 during the PIFSC cruise HA-14-01, the 6th expedition the 6th expedition in the Mariana Archipelago since 2003 for the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program which is led by the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division.
Mariana Islands, Rota 2014 April 8
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Whitebar surgeonfish (Acanthurus leucopareius) and convict surgeonfish A. triostegus), are examples of fishes protected in the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area, where regulation prohibits these activities: to injure, kill, possess, or remove any rudderfish, parrotfish, surgeonfish, or sea urchin.
Hawaii, Maui 2013 May
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A bluespine unicornfish (Naso unicornis) grazes on algae on a shallow reef off West Maui.
Hawaii, Maui 2013 May
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Schools of fish swim over a healthy reef off Ka`anapali, Maui, in the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area.
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The stunning color and spines of the red slate pencil urchin (Heterocentrotus mammillatus) stand out on a reef off West Maui. Sea urchins are protected in the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area.
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The yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) is an example of the fishes protected in the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area.
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Semicircular areas of rapid tissue loss, infected with filamentous bacteria on a colony of the rice coral Montipora patula Anini Reef. These areas are characteristic of the disease outbreak event which developed on coral reefs on the north shore of Kauai.
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One of the many Hawaiian Fantail Filefish (Pervagor spilosoma) recruits seen on the reef in the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area.
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Several juvenile Bluefin Trevally (Caranx melampygus) investigate research divers.
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A large school of juvenile parrotfish and surgeonfish cruise over the reefs in the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area.
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A little White Tip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus) emerges from its resting spot within the shallows of the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area.
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Herbivorous fish such as uhu (parrotfish) support resilient reefs by reducing macroalgae abundance. Uhu species shown are Bullethead Parrotfish Chlorurus spilurus) above and Palenose Parrotfish (Scarus psittacus) below.
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A coral reef with the long thin branches of Porites compressa coral that often host numerous reef fish. Note the yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) near the bottom of the photo.
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A coral reef typical of those we found off West Hawaii.
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Scientists survey fish populations using the "Stationary Point Count" method, in which pairs of divers record the number, size, and species of all fishes observed within adjacent visually estimated cylinders 15 meters in diameter.
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A school of unicornfish (Naso unicornis) swarm in the coral reefs off the coast of Maui.
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Diving on closed circuit rebreather, Kosta Stamoulis encounters a manta ray (Manta birostris) during a SPC visual fish survey.
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Chip Young installs a subsurface temperature recorder at Kure Atoll with an ulua, or giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis), in the foreground.
Hawaii, Kure Atoll 2013 July 16
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Fish Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA) diver collecting data on fish species ID, sizes, and abundance at Johnston Atoll.
Johnston Atoll
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Manta rays swimming through a fish survey at Howland Island.
Howland Island
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A school of Big Eye Jack (Caranx sexfasciatus) trail behind a towed diver during a survey.
Line Islands
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A small school of Chromis vanderbilti huddle near the seafloor.
Line Islands
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A Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini) cruises the bottom amongst schools of anthias at Jarvis Island.
Line Islands, Jarvis Island
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Diver Marie Ferguson tows over a school of anthias.
Line Islands, Jarvis Island
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A Giant Manta (Manta birostris) curiously swims over a diver during a survey.
Line Islands, Jarvis Island
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A school of anthias (Pseudanthias bartlettorum) at Jarvis Island.
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A school of anthias (Pseudanthias bartlettorum) at Jarvis Island.
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The reef at Com, off the northeastern coast of Timor-Leste, as seen during our latest mission in the Coral Triangle, a region that hosts the highest diversity of corals and coral reef fishes in the world. Corals of the genus Porites, large, hard-bodied, mounding corals, were numerous in the shallow water here.
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Among shoals of damselfishes, Andrew Gray of the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division reels in a transect line at the end of a reef fish survey.
Timor-Leste, Oceusse 2013 June 16
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A blue-spotted fantail ray (Taeniura lymma) rests on the seafloor while a tailspot squirrelfish (Sargocentron caudimaculatum) swims overhead at a coral off the northern coast of Timor-Leste.
2013 June 25

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