Astronaut Photography of Coral Reefs
Chapter 9: Middle Eastern Seas


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The northern Red Sea and Sinai Peninsula. Fringing reefs line many of these coastlines but are often too narrow to be visible at this scale. Shallow platform reefs are visible in the mouth of the Gulf of Suez [STS040-78-88, 1991].
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.