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Here are some nice coral reefs pictures. You can turn any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then right-click and choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
This image of the Discovery Reef and Vuladdore Reef was captured during the Expedition 6 mission to space on April 23, 2003. These two adjacent reefs are situated in the Paracel Islands, South China Sea.
Here’s an image of the Middle Sea taken during the Expedition 9 mission to the International Space Station on May 11, 2004. Middle Reef is one of the three Indispensable Reefs located in the Coral Sea.
This amazing image of a coral reef near Key Largo, Florida was captured by the Landsat-7 in 2006. Landsat-7 provides updated and cloud-free images of the earth’s surface.
Here’s a breathtaking view of the Great Barrier Reef situated in Queensland, Australia. It was taken during the STS-46 mission to the International Space Station on August 1992. Great Barrier Reef is considered the world’s largest reef system.
This image of New Caledonia lagoons and reefs was captured by the the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus flying aboard NASA’s Landsat 7 satellite on May 10, 2001. New Caledonia Barrier Reef is the second-longest reef system, following the Great Barrier Reef.
We have written many articles about coral reefs for Universe Today. Here’s an article about the condition of the Great Barrrier Reef, and here’s an article about the dying coral reefs due to global warming.
We’ve also recorded related episodes of Astronomy Cast about the Earth. Listen here, Episode 51: Earth.