Astronaut Photography of Coral Reefs
Chapter 9: Middle Eastern Seas

STS080-707-77

STS080-707-77
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Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. These waters have some of the highest salinities in the Gulf, and wide areas are unsuitable for coral growth [STS080-707-77, 1996].
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.