Astronaut Photography of Coral Reefs
Chapter 7: Western Indian Ocean

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Terrigenous sediments impact or inhibit reef development along considerable lengths of Madagascar's coast, as here at the Mangoky Delta. Sedimentation has been greatly increased by poor landuse practices often far inland [STS033-71-94, 1989].
World Atlas of Coral ReefsThis is one of 84 astronaut photographs that appear in the World Atlas of Coral Reefs, published by the University of California Press.