Corals die, turn to rubble

Elkhorn coral has died and turned to rubble.

Detailed Description

These Elkhorn corals (Acropora palmata) near Buck Island, U.S. Virgin Islands have died and collapsed into rubble. As coral reef structure degrades, valuable habitat for marine life is lost and nearby coastlines become more susceptible to storms, waves and erosion.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1500 x 1125

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Location Taken: US