PHOTOS & VIDEOS
Coral ReefsApril 12, 2013
Under The Sea
Coral reefs are made of living creatures and their bony skeletons. Scalefin anthias swim in a coral reef off the coast of Egypt.
Slow and Steady
A giant green turtle rests on a reef near the island of Sipadan, in the Celebes Sea.
Purple fairy anthias and orange anthias pass through a reef off the coast of Fiji, in the South Pacific Ocean.
Hide and Go Reef
Surprise! A ribbon eel pops out of a hiding place in the Great Barrier Reef, off the northwestern coast of Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral-reef system. The reef stretches for more than 1,600 miles. About 1,500 species of fish live there.
Stars of the Sea
Starfish rest on a reef where a diversity of fish, coral and other animals thrive.
A Violet Vision
A colorful coral reef teems with life off Miyako Island, Japan.
Divers swim above a bed of dead corals off Malaysia’s Tioman Island, in the South China Sea. Overfishing is a big killer of corals. Other culprits are pollution and rising global temperatures.
Remembering the Reef
Coral lies dead on the reefs near the Maldive Islands, in the Indian Ocean.