MATTHEW OLDFIELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MATTHEW OLDFIELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Diver over coral reef. Scuba diver swimming over a damaged coral reef. This reef was damaged when a container ship hit it and ran aground. Corals are extremely sensitive to even slight changes in their environment. Much coral reef degradation is due to the impact of human activity. Damage from boats and pollutants can destroy entire colonies. Photographed off Palau Sipadan, Malaysia.
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