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Holocene versus modern-day coral reef framework in Miami, Florida

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(a) Holocene Acropora palmata reef framework on the Outer Reef in Miami, FL exposed by dredging in Government Cut that suggests reef‐building once occurred throughout the region (b) Modern habitats in the same location dominated by octocorals, sponges, and macroalgae, which do not build reefs.


Courtesy of William F. Precht