CT images and photos of coral core sections

CT scan and photograph of a coral core section, side-by-side.

Detailed Description

Computerized tomography (CT) images and respective photographs of coral core showing the high degree of bioerosion and loss of calcium carbonate skeleton due to nutrient-driven bioerosion. (image from Prouty et al., 2017)


Image Dimensions: 1006 x 1669

Location Taken: Kaanapali, HI, US


Vulnerability of Coral Reefs to Bioerosion From Land‐Based Sources of Pollution
Prouty, N. G., Cohen, A., Yates, K. K., Storlazzi, C. D., Swarzenski, P. W., & White, D., 2017, Vulnerability of coral reefs to bioerosion from land‐based sources of pollution: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, v. 122, pp. 9319– 9331, doi: 10.1002/2017JC013264