Intact dead Oculina coral head

An intact dead Oculina coral head. While there may be strong evidence that trawling has reduced significant amounts of Oculina to rubble, questions remain regarding other possible causes of mortality such as in this case where the dead Oculina coral head remains intact. Image courtesy of Islands in the Stream 2001, NOAA/OER.

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