Earth  ID: 2008

Landsat 7 Looks at Coral Reefs: (1 of 2)

Coral forms off shore from volcanic islands in tropical latitudes, developing a barrier reef that's separated by a growing lagoon. But over time, while the surrounding ocean wears away the main body of the island, the coral ring remains.

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Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST): Lead Animator
Serge Andrefouet (University of South Florida): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Landsat 7 Coral Reefs

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DLESE >> Biological oceanography
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