Conservation Photography: First Place
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.
Canon G11 with Fisheye Wide Angle Adapter
Marine Biology | Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
outplanting, Acropora cervicornis, DiveBar