Shutter Shark 2016

 

Title

Conservation Photography: First Place

Date Taken

1-25-2014

Category

Conservation

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Description

Acropora cervicornis, staghorn coral, populations have dramatically declined throughout the Caribbean since the 1970s. Efforts have been taken to help assist the population toward recovery. Here divers are "Restoring the Reef" by transplanting Acropora, cervicornis from an offshore nursery to a natural reef site in an effort to help sustain the local populations and increase genetic diversity.

Camera Specifications

Canon G11 with Fisheye Wide Angle Adapter

Disciplines

Marine Biology | Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

Keywords

outplanting, Acropora cervicornis, DiveBar

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