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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.
- conducted a manta survey. - at Komodo National Park
mantas at cauldron on 22 Oct
1 Manta (1.8m) fishing hook imbedded in his lower left jaw. Attempted to removed it over a period of 15 minutes as the Manta was happy for assistance but it was in too deep. Only managed to remove fishing line. 2 other juvinelle Manta at 20m cleaning station.