photo of gorgonians (Gorgonia ventalina)  Brain Coral (Diploria strigosa) with

Florida Brain Coral and (Gorgonian) Sea Fans - #35

Colorful gorgonians (Gorgonia ventalina) atop Brain Coral (Diploria strigosa) in the Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary, Florida. As beautiful as it seems, this brain coral appears to be suffering from disease, possibly "Black Band" disease (unconfirmed), which has caused the circular white area of dead coral shown in the top of the photograph.
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