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Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Database Available Online

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science will now provide public access to new digital photographs from six years of coral reef field studies. The online Coral Reef Ecosystem Database provides access to images of coral reef species and habitats, which were taken during studies in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Funded by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, the online database facilitates a variety of coral reef research, management and educational opportunities. More than a thousand new digital images were added to the searchable database providing high resolution digital photographs of fish, hard and soft corals, hydroids, sea grass, sponges, and other invertebrates, vertebrates and algae which can be directly downloaded via the Internet.

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