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NOAA Photo Library Image - reef3287

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.

Image ID: reef3287, NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Credit: NOAA/NMFS/Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Blog

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