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NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Catalog of Images

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Waves breaking on the reef above give the illusion of clouds in the distance.
American Samoa, Rose Atoll
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A pelagic jellyfish seen on one of the many decompression stops made by the deep divers.
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2007 June
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Technical divers exploring the deep wall community.
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2007 June
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Our videographer in action, catching the rebreather divers going through safety drills.
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2007 June
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Dropping into the Twilight Zone, the community structure changes noticeably and many sponges increase dramatically in size.
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2007 June
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Large barrel sponges and soft corals
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2007 June
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A view of the amazingly colorful sponge diversity on the wall.
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2007 June
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Biodiversity of colorful sponges on the shallow reefs on Little Cayman Island is among the highest in the Caribbean.
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2007 June
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This bizarre sponge was a surprising find on the shallow reefs of Little Cayman Island.
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2007 June
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This strange liver sponge appears to be dripping into the depths.
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2007 June
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The shallow reef is dominated by soft and hard corals whereas sponges dominate the deep reef community.
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2007 June
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Hawksbill turtles were very interested in what divers were doing in their domain .
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2007 June
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This banded butterflyfish is one of the more important predators on shallow coral reefs.
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2007 June
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This Nassau grouper, nicknamed Jerry, came to visit on many of our dives.
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2007 June
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Hawksbill turtle
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Hawksbill turtle
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Hawksbill turtle
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Spiny lobster
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Spiny lobster
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Spiny lobster
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Spotted eagle ray
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Spotted eagle ray
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Spotted eagle ray
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Southern stingray
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Southern stingray. Note the barb visible on the tail
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Southern stingray.
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Green moray eel
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Green moray eel
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Green moray eel
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Green moray eel
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Black durgon
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Trumpetfish
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Saucereye porgy (Calamus calamus)
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Rock beauty
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Rock beauty
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Squirrel fish
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Squirrel fish
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Schoolmaster snapper (Lutjanus apodus)
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Schoolmaster snapper (Lutjanus apodus)
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Long-spine porcupine fish (Diodon holocanthus)
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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White grunt (Haemulon plumieri)
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Bluestriped grunt (Haemulon sciurus)
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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French grunt (Haemulon flavolineatum)
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Bluestriped grunt (Haemulon sciurus)
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Stoplight parrotfish supermale (Sparisoma viride)
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Stoplight parrotfish supermale (Sparisoma viride)
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Stoplight parrotfish supermale (Sparisoma viride)
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Black durgon (Melichthys niger)
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Black durgon (Melichthys niger)
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003
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Black durgon (Melichthys niger) in center, stoplight parrotfish (Sparisoma viride)in lower right, blue tang (Acanthurus coeruleus) , and parrotfish ( Sparisoma sp.) upper right.
Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands 2003

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