Species
Impacts

Other 25%

Marine debris 25%

Bleaching 25%

Location
Descent: 09:20

Depth: 18 m

Duration: 55 min

Temp:
28
Divers:
10
Boats:
2
Current:
No current - able to hold position without finning
Notes:
-
Team
Bleaching
Bleaching

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.

Other

Other impacts may sometimes be seen on coral reefs. These include evidence of bomb or cyanide fishing, sedimentation, pollution or trash

Marine debris

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