‘Crazy Corals’ is named for the amazing diversity of coral shapes found at the site. Corals can form different shapes depending on the environment where they live. The same species may be flattened against the bottom in a high energy surf zone, be shaped like a column in a channel with moderate current flow or form giant elevated tables in a calm, inner lagoon. ‘Crazy Corals’ is one of the more protected sites in remote Palmyra Atoll, and this protection allows the corals to grow into shapes that would never survive in other locations.

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  • Title: Crazy Corals
  • Creator: Christophe Bailhache
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Location: Palmyra Atoll, United States
  • Location Created: Palmyra Atoll, United States
  • Rights: © Underwater Earth / Christophe Bailhache. Image partners: NOAA Fisheries, The Nature Conservancy, U.S Fish & Wildlife Service, Google, Panedia, Fourth Element
  • External Link: Underwater Earth 360: Remote Palmyra Atoll

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