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NOAA Photo Library Image - reef3875

This lettuce coral (Agaricia sp.) is one of the most common corals on the reefs of Little Cayman. The natural color is light tan, but this colony has dark pigmented areas commonly known as Dark Spot Syndrome. The coral is nestled among bright orange sponges (Ectyoplasia ferox).

Image ID: reef3875, NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Location: Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands
Photo Date: 2007 May 21
Credit: Twilight Zone Expedition Team 2007, NOAA-OE

Category: Coral Reefs/

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