Contact: Gisela Speidel
University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST
Caption: This shows flat-top Porites coral on a shallow reef near American Samoa. Coral heads are fully submerged under normal conditions. During El Niño Taimasa, tops of large flat coral on the reef are exposed to air at low tide.
Credit: Image courtesy of the National Park of American Samoa.
Usage Restrictions: According to the policies of the National Park of American Samoa
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