Manta Survey at Komodo National Park
Marine debris 20%
Sebayur Kecil, Komodo National Park on 22 Sep, 2018
Depth: 30 m
Duration: 41 min
- 29 ℃
- 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.