Trawl tracks on Oculina Banks

This image clearly shows the likely impact of bottom trawling on Oculina Banks. Note the linear feature at the lower right. On this type of bottom, small linear mounds of coral rubble are created immediately adjacent to the track of the trawl. Image courtesy of Islands in the Stream 2001, NOAA/OER.

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