RICHARD BROOKS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY RICHARD BROOKS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Aerial drone footage of Nikko Bay, Palau. This shallow bay is dotted with limestone islands. Some islands contain meromictic lakes, whose waters support huge populations of stingless jellyfish. The water of the bay itself, due to limited flushing, has in places become more acidic and warmer than normal ocean water. Despite this, the coral reef community is diverse and thriving, and it represents a model for future ocean acidification studies.
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