Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of Mexico

Carl Beaver, Texas A&M Center for Coastal Studies

Coral Reefs (Real Media)


Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of Mexico


Map of Coral reef areas of the Gulf of Mexico


Map of cities along the southern Gulf of Mexico


Ecological zonation of a Mexican coral reef


Apalmata


Acervicornis


Leeward view of Acervicornis


Montastriaannularis


Seashells


Angel fish


Butchering shark


Strombusgigas


Sea turtle


Close-up of Acervicornis


Topatillo canyon algae


Natural impacts: freshwater inflow, winter fronts-wind/waves/turbidity -cold thermal stress, hurricanes, diatoms die-offs, bleading, black-band disease


Sea urchin


Palm trees


Damaged Montastriaannularis



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