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NOAA Photo Library Image - reef3878

This blushing star coral (Stephanocoenia mechelinii) is severely affected by Dark Spot Syndrome. Although this syndrome rarely kills corals, it can cause localized mortality of coral tissues, as seen in the center of this colony.

Image ID: reef3878, 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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