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Diverse Corals of Hurricane Hole Bays

Detailed Description

Some of the corals in these bays are so large that they must have been growing here before the bleaching event in 2005. The Mountainous Star Coral (Montastraea faveolata) (background) is one of the largest colonies in these mangroves. In the foreground is the Flower Coral (Eusmilia fastigiata).

Sources/Usage

Public Domain.