Elkhorn coral anchors a healthy reef

A healthy coral reef at Buck Island, U.S. Virgin Island

Detailed Description

Healthy Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) near unpopulated Buck Island, U.S. Virgin Islands. Elkhorn coral is one of many important reef-building species that create 3D structure on the seafloor. Coral reef structure provides habitat for marine life and helps break up waves as they approach the coastline.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1500 x 1125

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Location Taken: US