Corals of the Great Blue Hole in Belize

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While freediving in the Great Blue Hole in Belize I saw this unusual coral formation made of tube coral and brain coral, home of a little trunk fish and his friends. Brain corals are living creatures that grow up to 6 foot high and live as long as 900 years, but unfortunately they are now dying off at an increasing rate: in the Caribbean ocean, over 75% of the corals already disappeared, 10% of them listed as critically endangered.

 

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  • Justremi 6y

    Wow!! Amazing clarity and colors.
  • Marc-Olivier Bergeron 6y

    Lucky! I deeply want to go dive over there!

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  • jayhem 5y

    Here's the new and improved version:

    Ocean Brain
  • Dusty Long 5y

    This is wonderful-- --Diploria sp.?

    This is CC licensed?
  • bleubirds 4y

    Hello Jean Marc, is great and wonderful your job, even very funy, thanks to give me the oportunity to see and admire your photos, God bless you take care. Viviane
  • jayhem 4y

    bleubirds Thanks, Viviane
  • 吴艳君 4y

    Hello. i'm not good at english . am afraid you can't understand me. i am a magazine editor of hangzhou .we are trying to make an expedition to focus on BLUE HOLE .would you share us with what you see about BULE HOLE .if U LIKE ,send photos to my mailbox .wish you good luck
  • 吴艳君 4y

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  • GUIDEPACKER 3y

    Thank you for choosing creative commons license. This photo has been selected to be featured on www.guidepacker.com soon. The image will appear with a link to this Flickr page and you will be given credit for taking such a great picture.
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  • shachar mizrachi 1y

    Thank you for uploading this photo as with Attribution License. I'm using it on my blog post "Best Snorkeling Spots In The Caribbean You Must See"
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