Staghorn corals UPSC NOTE

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Staghorn corals in Caribbean waters infected with white banned disease.

Staghorn corals.

  • Staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) is a branching, stony coral that can grow up to five feet high and more than 30 feet across.

  • Staghorn coral is found in back reef and fore reef environments from 0 to 30 meters (0 to 98 feet) depth.

  • Staghorn coral is a critically endangered species due to a number of threats, including climate change, overfishing, and pollution.

  • Staghorn coral is an important reef-building species. It provides habitat for a variety of marine life, including fish, invertebrates, and algae. Staghorn coral reefs also help to protect coastlines from erosion.

Caribbean sea



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