U.S. Geological Survey - Microbiology
Plant and animal images related to USGS microbiology research.
Plants and Animals
Black band disease on great star coral
Photo credit: Christina A. Kellogg, USGS
Description: Close-up of black band disease on great star coral, Montastraea cavernosa. The white areas are exposed coral skeleton, the black band is the active disease zone, and the brown polyps are living coral. Photographed near Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas National Park, August 4, 2009.