Porites porites coral clings to mangrove prop roots

A knobby coral clings to two mangrove prop roots in cloudy water

Detailed Description

A Porites porites coral clings to mangrove prop roots in a mangrove-coral habitat in the Florida Keys. These mangrove-coral habitats may be climate refugia for corals and could be included in ecosystem management plans and considered for their applications in coral restoration, for example, as a source of adapted genetic resources, places to support growth and acclimation of coral outplants, or natural laboratories to test survival of different genotypes.

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Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

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Location Taken: US