Contact: Forest Rohwer
Caption: A black tip reef shark swims over a large table-top Acropora coral colony in the remote Southern Line Islands. This image shows the coupling of healthy benthic communities, as seen by the high cover of calcifying organisms and high abundance of top predators in coral reef systems.
Credit: Jennifer Smith
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Related news release: The Line Islands Collection -- Microbial dynamics of coral reef robustness and decline