Shallow water colony of the great star coral, Montastraea cavernosa, in 15 feet of water in the Bahamas. The great star coral is one of our target species and is found at both Pulley Ridge and in the Florida Keys. We are trying to understand if the two populations are connected genetically.

Shallow water colony of the great star coral, Montastraea cavernosa, in 15 feet of water. The great star coral is one of our target species and is found at both Pulley Ridge and in the Florida Keys. We are trying to understand if the two populations are connected genetically. Photo Credit: John Reed.

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