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The Coral Kingdom

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The Caribbean Sea - images of swashbuckling pirates and gold-laden Spanish galleons on the Spanish Main. The Caribbean Sea – home of hurricanes, explosive volcanoes, and the occasional earthquake – but also the home of beautiful coral reefs. Up until about 50 years ago
coral reefs were geographic features to avoid with razor-sharp appendages ready to rip the bottom out of unwary ships and boats that sailed into harm’s way. But then, the miracle of snorkeling and scuba-diving brought these gems of the sea into the collective consciousness of the world. Join the NOAA Photo Library in exploring some of these beautiful reefs of the Caribbean and learn why we should work towards preserving them for posterity…

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The Coral Kingdom ~ Caribbean Seas

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Invertebrates



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September 30, 2009