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NOAA Photo Library Image - reef3167

Dive tourism can place additional stress on reefs. Standing on or handling live corals can damage or even kill the coral polyps. Note anchor line extending to bottom in upper right of image. Anchor could be damaging delicate reef

Image ID: reef3167, NOAA's Coral Kingdom Collection
Location: Mariana Islands, Guam
Photographer: David Burdick

Category: Coral Reefs/Stress Tourism/

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