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Colonial madrepor (Cladocora caespitosa) whitening. A thermosensitive species which, when subjected to positive thermal anomalies, loses its symbiotic algae (zooxanthellae), turns white, and dies. Off Calella de Palafrugell, Costa Brava, Spain.

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Image size: 5799x3866 pixels (19.3"x12.9" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2015-06-08

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Keywords

Wild animal / Cnidaria / Anthozoan / Coral / Hexacoral / Madreporaria / Scleractinia / Hard coral / Mediterranean Pillow Coral (Cladocora caespitosa)

Environment / Hazard / Climate change / Global warming

Environment / Hazard / Climate change / Global warming / Dead coral

Area / Marine area / Sea bottom

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Summer

Shot / Overview

Shot / Underwater shot

Area / Marine area / Sea / Temperate sea

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Threatened endangered species / Endangered (IUCN) EN

Europe / European Union / Spain / Catalonia (autonomous community) / Costa Brava

June

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Saltwater species

Individual / Nobody

Environment / Hazard / Climate change

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Radiata / Cnidaria / Anthozoa / Zoantharia / Scleractinia / Caryophylliidae / Cladocora

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