Star coral, Montastraea cavernosa, and black-band disease

Close-up of the interface between bleached polyps of the great star coral, Montastraea cavernosa, and black-band disease

Detailed Description

Close-up of the interface between bleached polyps of the great star coral, Montastraea cavernosa, and black-band disease (BBD), Florida Keys. The dead coral skeleton behind the black band has become overgrown with green algae.

 

Details

Image Dimensions: 3648 x 2736

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Location Taken: FL, US