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An example of the reefscape at the Flower Gardens - brain coral (Diploria strigosa), exposed reef rock, branching tube sponge (Pseudoceratina crassa), algae, parrotfish, bluehead wrasse juveniles, and brown chromis. As seen in the background, there is great competition for space. Monitoring efforts over the past 20 years have shown that there is over 50% coral coverage - a very healthy reef. (photo: Frank and Joyce Burek)

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