Contact: Cindy Yeast
The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science
Caption: Taken during a biennial survey of the Northwestern Hawaiian Island coral reefs, this photo shows healthy cauliflower or rose corals (Pocillopora spp.) corals and a Ringtail Wrasse (Oxycheilinus unifasciatus) found at Kure Atoll.
Credit: Daniel Merritt, JIMAR/NOAA CRED
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