The view from 80 feet down.
This image was taken at a Coral Reef/Hardbottom Monitoring Project
site in the Dry Tortugas. We are 80 feet down, looking along one of
our 12 sampling transects (the yellow tape). The diver visible in
the distance is conducting a survey for Clionid sponges. These
types of sponges are destructive to reef structure and may be
linked to nutrients (like sewage and agricultural runoff).
Image Credit: FWC