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University of Georgia

Orbicella faveolata Coral with Bleached Areas

Caption: Researchers sampled Orbicella faveolata coral colonies in the Caribbean along marked transects seasonally from 2007-2010. This coral shows evidence of bleaching after an episode of high water temperatures.

Credit: Dustin Kemp/University of Georgia

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