Conceptual diagram illustrating a healthy coral reef ecosystem (left) and a biologically stressed coral reef ecosystem (right). Arrows indicate consumption or other negative impact to life corals.

Healthy vs. biologically stressed coral reef ecosystem

Conceptual diagram illustrating a healthy coral reef ecosystem (left) and a biologically stressed coral reef ecosystem (right). Arrows indicate consumption or other negative impact to life corals.

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Author(s)Kris Beckert
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2012-01-01
AlbumEcosystems > Coastal/Marine
TypeGraphic
PublicationTropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment
Project(s)South Florida Ecosystem Synthesis
Dimensions1003 x 429
Filesize137 kB
Number of Downloads195
Filetype(s) PNG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionKris Beckert, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)