Interface between star coral polyps and black-band disease

close-up photo of interface between star coral polyps and black-band disease

Detailed Description

Close-up of the interface between polyps of the mountainous star coral, Montastraea faveolata, and black-band disease (BBD), Florida Keys. Behind the black band is white coral skeleton remaining after the polyps have died. The skeleton turns green as algae grow over it.

Details

Image Dimensions: 3648 x 2736

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Location Taken: US