Manta Survey at Komodo National Park
Depth: 13 m
Duration: - min
- No current - able to hold position without finning
Bleaching occurs when corals expel their symbiotic zooxanthellae - pigmented, algae-like protozoa that live within the coral's cells. High temperature, pollution or other stresses can cause the coral to expel its zooxanthellae, leading to a lighter or complete loss of color.