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about this archive
The bulk of this archive represents fifteen years of Craig Quirolos photo-monitoring coral reefs in the Atlantic region focusing on the coral reefs near Key West. Between 1985 - 2000 coral diseases, algae blooms and coral bleaching killed well over 50% of the living coral on the shallow outer reefs near Key West. In 1998 Hurricane Georges ended a 25 year lull in the tropical weather pattern and usherd in more frequent and severe weather events causing more stress to the remaining living coral. The photographs in this archive captured a coral reef under stress that disappeaerd in a little over a decade. The majority of photographs presented document stressed coral and reflect the many visual facets associated with coral stress. For more information about this archive or to submit photographs to add to the archive contact Craig Quirolo at cquirolo@gmail.com
how are the images organized
The archive can be divided in two sections, Key West area reefs and international reefs. International reefs are first categorized by country and then by date then dive site. Key West reefs are categorized by reef name. Each subcategory reflects a dive. In Key West most dives are off of buoys and are identified by buoy number.
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