Species inventory at Molasses reef.jpg

Species inventory at Molasses reef

The Coral Reef/Hardbottom Monitoring Project also collects data the old-fashioned way, using a data sheet printed on under water paper. Scientists look for coral species inside our sampling stations and check mark the ones that are present. This image was taken at Molasses Reef, near Key Largo in August 2000.


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Pyrodinium bahamense, an HAB organism that blooms each summer in Tampa Bay and Indian River Lagoon, chemically lights up to glow in the dark. This is called bioluminescence.

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