Lagrangian coral larval dispersal patterns

Four illustrations in a panel show a group of islands and lines to show predictions of coral larvae dispersal patterns.

Detailed Description

Numerically simulated Lagrangian coral larval dispersal patterns from the Olowalu reef on west Maui, Hawai’i, for four different coral larval spawning events. Such modeling demonstrates the potential for a given reef to seed different islands and their respective reefs over relatively short timescales.

Details

Image Dimensions: 2172 x 1438

Location Taken: HI, US