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Artificial reefs are man-made structures that are either deliberately or unintentionally submerged underwater, commonly with the result of mimicking some characteristics of a natural reef.
They may be created from a variety of sources and materials including the intentional sinking of ships and barges, concrete structures, tyres and other materials.The intentional deployment of artificial reefs enhances the production of reef associated species and mitigates against losses from overfishing, pollution and habitat destruction.

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Moray eel (Muraena helena) looking out of a hole in the artificial reef, Larvotto Marine Reserve, Monaco, Mediterranean Sea, July 2009. WWE INDOOR EXHIBITION
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Banfi / Moray eel (Muraena helena) looking out of a hole in the artificial reef, Larvotto Marine Reserve, Monaco, Mediterranean Sea, July 2009. WWE INDOOR EXHIBITION
Giant moray eel (Gymnothorax javanicus) Halaveli wreck, Halaveli, Maldives.
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Roberto Rinaldi / Giant moray eel (Gymnothorax javanicus) Halaveli wreck, Halaveli, Maldives.
One of the deeper artificial reefs surraunded by Damselfish (Chromis chromis) with a Comber (Serranus cabrilla) in the middle, Larvotto Marine Reserve, Monaco, Mediterranean Sea, July 2009
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Banfi / One of the deeper artificial reefs surraunded by Damselfish (Chromis chromis) with a Comber (Serranus cabrilla) in the middle, Larvotto Marine Reserve, Monaco, Mediterranean Sea, July 2009
One of the deeper artificial reefs, Larvotto Marine Reserve, Monaco, Mediterranean Sea, July 2009
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Banfi / One of the deeper artificial reefs, Larvotto Marine Reserve, Monaco, Mediterranean Sea, July 2009
Artificial reef submerged in between Neptune grass (Posidonia oceanica) on the seabed, Larvotto Marine Reserve, Monaco, Mediterranean Sea, July 2009
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Banfi / Artificial reef submerged in between Neptune grass (Posidonia oceanica) on the seabed, Larvotto Marine Reserve, Monaco, Mediterranean Sea, July 2009
Two Scorpionfish (Scorpaena porcus) lying on the artificial reef, Larvotto Marine Reserve, Monaco, Mediterranean Sea, July 2009
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Banfi / Two Scorpionfish (Scorpaena porcus) lying on the artificial reef, Larvotto Marine Reserve, Monaco, Mediterranean Sea, July 2009
Submarine statues at the MUSA Cancun Underwater Museum, a conservation project to promote the growth of coral. Isla Mujeres, Cancun National Park, Caribbean Sea, Mexico.
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Claudio Contreras / Submarine statues at the MUSA Cancun Underwater Museum, a conservation project to promote the growth of coral. Isla Mujeres, Cancun National Park, Caribbean Sea, Mexico.
Diver lowering an artificial reef made of ceramic snowflakes to help rejuvenate the dead reef of El Nido. The 1998 El Nino caused a massive scale coral bleaching to this tourist town that used to have...
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Jurgen Freund / Diver lowering an artificial reef made of ceramic snowflakes to help rejuvenate the dead reef of El Nido. The 1998 El Nino caused a massive scale coral bleaching to this tourist town that used to have...
Artificial reef using ceramic snowflakes help rejuvenate the dead coral reefs of El Nido. The 1998 El Nino caused a massive scale coral bleaching to this tourist town that used to have pristine coral...
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Jurgen Freund / Artificial reef using ceramic snowflakes help rejuvenate the dead coral reefs of El Nido. The 1998 El Nino caused a massive scale coral bleaching to this tourist town that used to have pristine coral...
Artificial reef using ceramic snowflakes help rejuvenate the dead coral reefs of El Nido. The 1998 El Nino caused a massive scale coral bleaching to this tourist town that used to have pristine coral...
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Jurgen Freund / Artificial reef using ceramic snowflakes help rejuvenate the dead coral reefs of El Nido. The 1998 El Nino caused a massive scale coral bleaching to this tourist town that used to have pristine coral...
Artificial reef / EcoReef designed by Mark Erdmann, with diver. Ceramic structures placed on reef, bomb damaged in the 1970s. Bunaken National Park, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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Georgette Douwma / Artificial reef / EcoReef designed by Mark Erdmann, with diver. Ceramic structures placed on reef, bomb damaged in the 1970s. Bunaken National Park, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Old rubber tyre turned artificial reef, Komodo NP, Indonesia, August 2009
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Jurgen Freund / Old rubber tyre turned artificial reef, Komodo NP, Indonesia, August 2009
Old truck tyres tied together and sunk to form base for artificial reef, Philippines
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Jurgen Freund / Old truck tyres tied together and sunk to form base for artificial reef, Philippines
Reef rehabilitation. Reef balls place in a dynamited area encourage coral spawn or broken pieces of live coral to attache to a steady subtrate. Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, January 2010.
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Jurgen Freund / Reef rehabilitation. Reef balls place in a dynamited area encourage coral spawn or broken pieces of live coral to attache to a steady subtrate. Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, January 2010.
Artificial reef balls that have been in place for about 10 years with some encrusting corals, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 2009.
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Jurgen Freund / Artificial reef balls that have been in place for about 10 years with some encrusting corals, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 2009.
Julian Caley and Shawn Smith install an artificial reef as part of CReefs four year project to check what life form will inhabit this structure, Coral Life census, Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia...
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Jurgen Freund / Julian Caley and Shawn Smith install an artificial reef as part of CReefs four year project to check what life form will inhabit this structure, Coral Life census, Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia...
Moonlighter fish (Tilodon sexfasciatus) and the artificial coral-reef on pilon beneath the 2km long Busselton Jetty. Busselton, Western Australia
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Jurgen Freund / Moonlighter fish (Tilodon sexfasciatus) and the artificial coral-reef on pilon beneath the 2km long Busselton Jetty. Busselton, Western Australia
Leatherjacket / Skip Jack (Oligoplites saurus) and shoal of small fish around pilons beneath the 2km long Busselton Jetty. Busselton, Western Australia
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Jurgen Freund / Leatherjacket / Skip Jack (Oligoplites saurus) and shoal of small fish around pilons beneath the 2km long Busselton Jetty. Busselton, Western Australia
Schooling fish between pilons beneath the 2km long Busselton Jetty. Busselton, Western Australia
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Jurgen Freund / Schooling fish between pilons beneath the 2km long Busselton Jetty. Busselton, Western Australia
Yellow striped scad (Selaroides leptolepis) school swim around a leg of Arborek jetty, Arborek Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia
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Alex Mustard / Yellow striped scad (Selaroides leptolepis) school swim around a leg of Arborek jetty, Arborek Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia
Soft corals (Dendronephthya hemprichi) growing in very shallow water in the shade provided by a jetty, while a school of Silversides (Atherinomorus lacunosus) circle. Berenice Jetty, Aqaba, Jordan. Gu...
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Alex Mustard / Soft corals (Dendronephthya hemprichi) growing in very shallow water in the shade provided by a jetty, while a school of Silversides (Atherinomorus lacunosus) circle. Berenice Jetty, Aqaba, Jordan. Gu...
Southern Stingray (Dasyatis americana), C-56 Wreck, Puerto Morelos National Park, Caribbean Sea, Mexico, February
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Claudio Contreras / Southern Stingray (Dasyatis americana), C-56 Wreck, Puerto Morelos National Park, Caribbean Sea, Mexico, February
Brandt's cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) hunts for a meal in a school of Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus), beneath an oil rig. Eureka Rig, Los Angeles, California, United States of Ame...
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Alex Mustard / Brandt's cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) hunts for a meal in a school of Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus), beneath an oil rig. Eureka Rig, Los Angeles, California, United States of Ame...
Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming in Saint Anthony shipwreck, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
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Visuals Unlimited / Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming in Saint Anthony shipwreck, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
Brandt's cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) hunts for a meal in a school of Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus) beneath an oil rig. Eureka Rig, Los Angeles, California, USA, September
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Alex Mustard / Brandt's cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) hunts for a meal in a school of Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus) beneath an oil rig. Eureka Rig, Los Angeles, California, USA, September
Sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) on the wreck of the 'Aeolus'. North Carolina, USA, September 2013.
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Michael Pitts / Sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus) on the wreck of the 'Aeolus'. North Carolina, USA, September 2013.
Scuba diver and Forkbeard (Phycis phycis) on Teti wreck, Vis Island, Croatia, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean
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Franco Banfi / Scuba diver and Forkbeard (Phycis phycis) on Teti wreck, Vis Island, Croatia, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean
Divers on the wreck of the tugboat, 'Tienstin'. Abu Galawa, Red Sea, July 2010
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Michael Pitts,Michael Pitts / Divers on the wreck of the tugboat, 'Tienstin'. Abu Galawa, Red Sea, July 2010
Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming in Saint Anthony shipwreck, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
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Visuals Unlimited / Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming in Saint Anthony shipwreck, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
Bar jacks (Caranx ruber) pair hunting Silversides (Atherinidae) inside the wreck of the Kittiwake. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Caribbean Sea
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Alex Mustard / Bar jacks (Caranx ruber) pair hunting Silversides (Atherinidae) inside the wreck of the Kittiwake. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Caribbean Sea
Scuba diver and yellow sponges (Aplysina cavernicola) on Brioni Steamship wreck, Vis Island, Croatia, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean. Model released.
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Franco Banfi / Scuba diver and yellow sponges (Aplysina cavernicola) on Brioni Steamship wreck, Vis Island, Croatia, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean. Model released.
Scuba diver and great rockfish (Scorpaena scrofa) on Brioni Steamship wreck, Vis Island, Croatia, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean
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Franco Banfi / Scuba diver and great rockfish (Scorpaena scrofa) on Brioni Steamship wreck, Vis Island, Croatia, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean
Diver looking at Jewel Anemones (Corynactis australis) on the wreck of HMNZS Canterbury with a torch, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, January 2013. Model released.
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Sue Daly / Diver looking at Jewel Anemones (Corynactis australis) on the wreck of HMNZS Canterbury with a torch, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, January 2013. Model released.
Diver exploring Shakem Wreck, a cargo boat that sank in 2001. Grenada, West-Indies, Caribbean, May 2009. Model released.
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Michele Westmorland / Diver exploring Shakem Wreck, a cargo boat that sank in 2001. Grenada, West-Indies, Caribbean, May 2009. Model released.
Jewel Anemones (Corynactis haddoni) colonising the wreck of HMNZS Canterbury, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, February 2013
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Sue Daly,Sue Daly / Jewel Anemones (Corynactis haddoni) colonising the wreck of HMNZS Canterbury, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, February 2013
Divers are setting up concrete reef balls to build an artificial reef, Philippines, Sulu Sea. August 2014.
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Pascal Kobeh / Divers are setting up concrete reef balls to build an artificial reef, Philippines, Sulu Sea. August 2014.
Divers are setting up concrete reef balls to build an artificial reef, Philippines, Sulu Sea. August 2014.
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Pascal Kobeh / Divers are setting up concrete reef balls to build an artificial reef, Philippines, Sulu Sea. August 2014.
Concrete reef balls sunk to build an artificial reef, Philippines, Sulu Sea. August 2014.
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Pascal Kobeh / Concrete reef balls sunk to build an artificial reef, Philippines, Sulu Sea. August 2014.
Diver exploring 'Lotus' artificial reef, built in 2001 with a steel frame using mild electric currents to encourage coral growth. Vabbinfaru Island in North Male Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean. Septemb...
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Pascal Kobeh / Diver exploring 'Lotus' artificial reef, built in 2001 with a steel frame using mild electric currents to encourage coral growth. Vabbinfaru Island in North Male Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean. Septemb...
Diver exploring 'Lotus' artificial reef, built in 2001 with a steel frame using mild electric currents to encourage coral growth. Vabbinfaru Island in North Male Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean. Septemb...
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Pascal Kobeh / Diver exploring 'Lotus' artificial reef, built in 2001 with a steel frame using mild electric currents to encourage coral growth. Vabbinfaru Island in North Male Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean. Septemb...
Giant clam (Tridacna) on 'Lotus' artificial reef, built in 2001 with a steel frame using mild electric currents to encourage coral growth, with diver in the background. Vabbinfaru Island in North Male...
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Pascal Kobeh / Giant clam (Tridacna) on 'Lotus' artificial reef, built in 2001 with a steel frame using mild electric currents to encourage coral growth, with diver in the background. Vabbinfaru Island in North Male...
Diver exploring 'Barnacle' artificial reef, built in 2001 with a steel frame using mild electric currents to encourage coral growth. Shape is built as habitat for fish. Ihuru Island in North Male Atol...
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Pascal Kobeh / Diver exploring 'Barnacle' artificial reef, built in 2001 with a steel frame using mild electric currents to encourage coral growth. Shape is built as habitat for fish. Ihuru Island in North Male Atol...
Diver exploring 'Barnacle' artificial reef, built in 2001 with a steel frame using mild electric currents to encourage coral growth. Shape is built as habitat for fish. Ihuru Island in North Male Atol...
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Pascal Kobeh / Diver exploring 'Barnacle' artificial reef, built in 2001 with a steel frame using mild electric currents to encourage coral growth. Shape is built as habitat for fish. Ihuru Island in North Male Atol...
Diver exploring 'Barnacle' artificial reef, built in 2001 with a steel frame using mild electric currents to encourage coral growth. Shape is built as habitat for fish. Ihuru Island in North Male Atol...
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Pascal Kobeh / Diver exploring 'Barnacle' artificial reef, built in 2001 with a steel frame using mild electric currents to encourage coral growth. Shape is built as habitat for fish. Ihuru Island in North Male Atol...
Split level view of  'Barnacle' artificial reef with scuba diver. Built in 1997 with a steel frame using mild electric currents to encourage coral growth.  Ihuru Island in North Male Atoll, Maldives,...
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Pascal Kobeh / Split level view of 'Barnacle' artificial reef with scuba diver. Built in 1997 with a steel frame using mild electric currents to encourage coral growth. Ihuru Island in North Male Atoll, Maldives,...
Diver on the wreck of HMNZS Canterbury, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, January 2013. Model released.
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Sue Daly / Diver on the wreck of HMNZS Canterbury, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, January 2013. Model released.
Shoaling fish inside the bridge of the wreck of HMNZS Canterbury, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, January 2013
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Sue Daly / Shoaling fish inside the bridge of the wreck of HMNZS Canterbury, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, January 2013
Diver on the wreck of HMNZS Canterbury, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. February 2013. Model released.
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Sue Daly / Diver on the wreck of HMNZS Canterbury, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. February 2013. Model released.
The encrusted wreck of crude oil super-tanker ^Amoco Milford Haven^, surrounded by Swallowtail anthias (Anthias anthias). The tanker sank on April 14th, 1991 after three days of fire. Genoa, Italy, 20...
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Roberto Rinaldi / The encrusted wreck of crude oil super-tanker ^Amoco Milford Haven^, surrounded by Swallowtail anthias (Anthias anthias). The tanker sank on April 14th, 1991 after three days of fire. Genoa, Italy, 20...
Diver swimming close to the funnel on wreck of crude oil super-tanker ^Amoco Milford Haven^, which sank on April 14th, 1991 after three days of fire. Genoa, Italy, 2007.
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Roberto Rinaldi / Diver swimming close to the funnel on wreck of crude oil super-tanker ^Amoco Milford Haven^, which sank on April 14th, 1991 after three days of fire. Genoa, Italy, 2007.
The quarter deck of crude oil super-tanker ^Amoco Milford Haven^, surrounded by clouds of Swallowtail anthias (Anthias anthias) and Bogues (Boops boops). The tanker sank on April 14th, 1991 after thre...
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Roberto Rinaldi / The quarter deck of crude oil super-tanker ^Amoco Milford Haven^, surrounded by clouds of Swallowtail anthias (Anthias anthias) and Bogues (Boops boops). The tanker sank on April 14th, 1991 after thre...
Stairs of wrecked crude oil super-tanker ^Amoco Milford Haven^, which sank on April 14th, 1991 after three days of fire. Genoa, Italy, 2007.
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Roberto Rinaldi / Stairs of wrecked crude oil super-tanker ^Amoco Milford Haven^, which sank on April 14th, 1991 after three days of fire. Genoa, Italy, 2007.
Wreck of the Rainbow Warrior, Cavalli Islands with diver, New Zealand, January 2013. Model released.
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Sue Daly / Wreck of the Rainbow Warrior, Cavalli Islands with diver, New Zealand, January 2013. Model released.
Long-spined porcupinefish (Diodon holocanthus) on wreck of the Rainbow Warrior, Cavalli Islands, New Zealand, February
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Sue Daly / Long-spined porcupinefish (Diodon holocanthus) on wreck of the Rainbow Warrior, Cavalli Islands, New Zealand, February
Wreck of the Rainbow Warrior with diver, Cavalli Islands, New Zealand, January 2013. Model released.
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Sue Daly / Wreck of the Rainbow Warrior with diver, Cavalli Islands, New Zealand, January 2013. Model released.
Wreck of the Rainbow Warrior with diver, Cavalli Islands, New Zealand, February 2013. Model released.
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Sue Daly / Wreck of the Rainbow Warrior with diver, Cavalli Islands, New Zealand, February 2013. Model released.
Scuba diver exploring the wreck of aeroplane 'B-24 Liberator'  Vis Island, Croatia, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean
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Franco Banfi / Scuba diver exploring the wreck of aeroplane 'B-24 Liberator' Vis Island, Croatia, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean
Plane wreck and diver, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, Indo-pacific
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Jurgen Freund / Plane wreck and diver, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, Indo-pacific
Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) feeding on red soft corals (Scleronephthya corymbosa) on the wreck of Giannis D, Abu Nuhas reef. Strait of Gubal, Red Sea. Egypt.
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Alex Mustard / Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) feeding on red soft corals (Scleronephthya corymbosa) on the wreck of Giannis D, Abu Nuhas reef. Strait of Gubal, Red Sea. Egypt.
Scalefin anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) on the superstructure of Giannis D wreck. Abu Nuhas, Egypt. Strait of Gubal, Gulf of Suez, Red Sea.
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Alex Mustard / Scalefin anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) on the superstructure of Giannis D wreck. Abu Nuhas, Egypt. Strait of Gubal, Gulf of Suez, Red Sea.
View of steering wheel inside Bedford OYC water tanker 3 ton lorry, from another Bedford OYC truck, deep inside hold of wreck of HMS Thistlegorm. Fish are Red Sea soldierfish (Myripristis murdjan) Sha...
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Alex Mustard / View of steering wheel inside Bedford OYC water tanker 3 ton lorry, from another Bedford OYC truck, deep inside hold of wreck of HMS Thistlegorm. Fish are Red Sea soldierfish (Myripristis murdjan) Sha...
World War II British motorbikes (Norton 16H) stacked up on the back of truck in the hold of wreck of HMS Thistlegorm, with soldierfish (Myripristis murdjan) swimming above. Sha'ab Ali, Sinai, Egypt. R...
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Alex Mustard / World War II British motorbikes (Norton 16H) stacked up on the back of truck in the hold of wreck of HMS Thistlegorm, with soldierfish (Myripristis murdjan) swimming above. Sha'ab Ali, Sinai, Egypt. R...
Pair of British World War II Ford WOT3 trucks inside the hold of Thistlegorm, with Red Sea soldierfish (Myripristis murdjan) Sha'ab Ali, Sinai, Egypt. Red Sea.
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Alex Mustard / Pair of British World War II Ford WOT3 trucks inside the hold of Thistlegorm, with Red Sea soldierfish (Myripristis murdjan) Sha'ab Ali, Sinai, Egypt. Red Sea.
World War II British motorbikes (Norton 16H) stacked up on the back of truck in the hold of wreck of HMS Thistlegorm, with Soldierfish (Myripristis murdjan) swimming above. Sha'ab Ali, Sinai, Egypt. R...
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Alex Mustard / World War II British motorbikes (Norton 16H) stacked up on the back of truck in the hold of wreck of HMS Thistlegorm, with Soldierfish (Myripristis murdjan) swimming above. Sha'ab Ali, Sinai, Egypt. R...
The wreck "Kasi Maru" is a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bombing raid July 1943. It is overgrown with corals. Solomon Islands.
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GEORGETTE DOUWMA / The wreck "Kasi Maru" is a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bombing raid July 1943. It is overgrown with corals. Solomon Islands.
Soft corals growing at the base of the forward mast on the Japanese merchant vessel 'Kasi Maru' Bairoko Harbour, Solomon Islands, November 2009
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Michael Pitts / Soft corals growing at the base of the forward mast on the Japanese merchant vessel 'Kasi Maru' Bairoko Harbour, Solomon Islands, November 2009
Blue-girdled angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) swimming over the wreck of the "Kasi Maru", a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bomb...
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GEORGETTE DOUWMA / Blue-girdled angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) swimming over the wreck of the "Kasi Maru", a Japanese merchant ship sunk in fifty feet of water off Munda in Ironbottom Sound during a World War II bomb...
Bridge of Japanese WWII ship forms artificial reef Bairoko, Solomon Is, Pacific. Kasi Maru.  Japanese fleet sunk by american warplanes in 1944
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Michael Pitts / Bridge of Japanese WWII ship forms artificial reef Bairoko, Solomon Is, Pacific. Kasi Maru. Japanese fleet sunk by american warplanes in 1944
WWII Kasi Maru Japanese freighter sunk, now an artificial coral reef, off coast of New Georgia, Solomon Island
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Michael Pitts / WWII Kasi Maru Japanese freighter sunk, now an artificial coral reef, off coast of New Georgia, Solomon Island
Shoal of Big-eye or Goggle-eye (Priacanthus hamrur) on wreck. Egypt, Red Sea.
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GEORGETTE DOUWMA / Shoal of Big-eye or Goggle-eye (Priacanthus hamrur) on wreck. Egypt, Red Sea.
Commerson's Frogfish (Antennarius commerson) resting on the railing of the Saint Anthony shipwreck, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
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Visuals Unlimited / Commerson's Frogfish (Antennarius commerson) resting on the railing of the Saint Anthony shipwreck, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
Diver approaching the wreck of the bow of the USS Kittiwake (US Military submarine rescue vessel) Photograph was taken shortly after the wreck was deliberately sunk as an attraction for scuba divers,...
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Alex Mustard / Diver approaching the wreck of the bow of the USS Kittiwake (US Military submarine rescue vessel) Photograph was taken shortly after the wreck was deliberately sunk as an attraction for scuba divers,...
Plumose sea anemones (Metridium senile) on a ship wreck, Lofoten, Norway, November 2008
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Plumose sea anemones (Metridium senile) on a ship wreck, Lofoten, Norway, November 2008
Horse eye trevally / jacks (Caranx latus) school with a diver swimming beside the bow of the USS Kittiwake wreck, image was taken shortly after the wreck was deliberately sunk as an attraction for scu...
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Alex Mustard / Horse eye trevally / jacks (Caranx latus) school with a diver swimming beside the bow of the USS Kittiwake wreck, image was taken shortly after the wreck was deliberately sunk as an attraction for scu...
Diver at Japanese mini submarine wreck 50 meters away from the Sanko Maru wreck in New Hanover, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, June 2010.
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Jurgen Freund / Diver at Japanese mini submarine wreck 50 meters away from the Sanko Maru wreck in New Hanover, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, June 2010.
Diver exploring the wreck of HMS Scylla, which is colonized by Dead man's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum). Whitsands Bay, Cornwall, England.  UK, July.
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Alex Mustard / Diver exploring the wreck of HMS Scylla, which is colonized by Dead man's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum). Whitsands Bay, Cornwall, England. UK, July.
Ring-tailed cardinalfish (Apogon aureus) schooling in artificial reef. Mabul, Malaysia. Indo-Pacific.
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Georgette Douwma / Ring-tailed cardinalfish (Apogon aureus) schooling in artificial reef. Mabul, Malaysia. Indo-Pacific.
Mixture of Soldierfish (Myripristis) over cement pipes in artifical reef,  Mabul, Malaysia.
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Georgette Douwma / Mixture of Soldierfish (Myripristis) over cement pipes in artifical reef, Mabul, Malaysia.
Crinoid (Crinoidea) on artificial reef. Mabul, Malaysia.
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Georgette Douwma / Crinoid (Crinoidea) on artificial reef. Mabul, Malaysia.
Giant squirrelfish (Sargocentron spiniferum) at cleaning station in the cockpit of wreck of Panorama Air Tour Beech H18S that crashed in 1983 after take-off from Keahole airport, Kona, Hawaii.
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Doug Perrine / Giant squirrelfish (Sargocentron spiniferum) at cleaning station in the cockpit of wreck of Panorama Air Tour Beech H18S that crashed in 1983 after take-off from Keahole airport, Kona, Hawaii.
Pair of Halfmoon butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula) on wreck of the Predator, a sunken landing craft, Kailua Bay, Kona, Hawaii.
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Doug Perrine / Pair of Halfmoon butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula) on wreck of the Predator, a sunken landing craft, Kailua Bay, Kona, Hawaii.
Benneti's crinoid (Comanthus bennetti) with shafts of sunlight through pier.  Mabul, Malaysia.  Indo-Pacific.
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Georgette Douwma / Benneti's crinoid (Comanthus bennetti) with shafts of sunlight through pier. Mabul, Malaysia. Indo-Pacific.
School of Kasmira snappers (Lutjanus kasmira) on artificial reef.  Mabul, Malaysia.
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Georgette Douwma / School of Kasmira snappers (Lutjanus kasmira) on artificial reef. Mabul, Malaysia.
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) at rest on artificial reef.  Mabul, Malaysia.
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Georgette Douwma / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) at rest on artificial reef. Mabul, Malaysia.
Granulated sea star (Choriaster granulatus) on artificial reef.  Mabul, Malaysia.
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Georgette Douwma / Granulated sea star (Choriaster granulatus) on artificial reef. Mabul, Malaysia.
Crinoid (Crinoidea) on artificial reef. Mabul, Malaysia.
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Georgette Douwma / Crinoid (Crinoidea) on artificial reef. Mabul, Malaysia.
Diver on Kalipayan wreck with soft corals (Dendronephthya sp.)  Bohol, Philippines, Sulu Sea. July 2009. Small reproduction only.
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Pascal Kobeh / Diver on Kalipayan wreck with soft corals (Dendronephthya sp.) Bohol, Philippines, Sulu Sea. July 2009. Small reproduction only.
Divers by steering wheel of the Imperial Eagle wreck, a ferry sunk in 1999 in Qawra Point as an artificial reef, Malta, Mediterranean Sea. June 2014.
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Pascal Kobeh / Divers by steering wheel of the Imperial Eagle wreck, a ferry sunk in 1999 in Qawra Point as an artificial reef, Malta, Mediterranean Sea. June 2014.
Divers exploring the wreck of the P29 patrol boat scuttled as an artificial dive site in August 2007. Wreck covered in algae and invertebrates. Malta, Mediterranean Sea. June 2014.
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Pascal Kobeh / Divers exploring the wreck of the P29 patrol boat scuttled as an artificial dive site in August 2007. Wreck covered in algae and invertebrates. Malta, Mediterranean Sea. June 2014.
Diver exploring the wreck of the P29 patrol boat scuttled as an artificial dive site in August 2007. Wreck covered in algae and invertebrates. Malta, Mediterranean Sea. June 2014.
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Pascal Kobeh / Diver exploring the wreck of the P29 patrol boat scuttled as an artificial dive site in August 2007. Wreck covered in algae and invertebrates. Malta, Mediterranean Sea. June 2014.
Divers exploring the wreck of the P29 patrol boat scuttled as an artificial dive site in August 2007. Wreck covered in algae and invertebrates. Malta, Mediterranean Sea. June 2014.
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Pascal Kobeh / Divers exploring the wreck of the P29 patrol boat scuttled as an artificial dive site in August 2007. Wreck covered in algae and invertebrates. Malta, Mediterranean Sea. June 2014.
Diver diving the wreck of the tug boat Rozi scuttled in 1992 off Cirkewwa, Malta, Mediterranean Sea. June 2014.
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Pascal Kobeh / Diver diving the wreck of the tug boat Rozi scuttled in 1992 off Cirkewwa, Malta, Mediterranean Sea. June 2014.
Diver exploring the wreck of the P29 patrol boat scuttled as an artificial dive site in August 2007. Wreck covered in algae and invertebrates and surrounded by fish. Malta, Mediterranean Sea. June 201...
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Pascal Kobeh / Diver exploring the wreck of the P29 patrol boat scuttled as an artificial dive site in August 2007. Wreck covered in algae and invertebrates and surrounded by fish. Malta, Mediterranean Sea. June 201...
Corals glued with concrete and placed in warmer shallower waters to test how they respond to the increase in temperature, Vabbinfaru Island, North Male Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean. September 2005.
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Pascal Kobeh / Corals glued with concrete and placed in warmer shallower waters to test how they respond to the increase in temperature, Vabbinfaru Island, North Male Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean. September 2005.
Scientist Abdul Azeez, glueing a piece of broken coral with concrete to help it regenerate. Vabbinfaru Island, North Male Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean. September 2005.
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Pascal Kobeh / Scientist Abdul Azeez, glueing a piece of broken coral with concrete to help it regenerate. Vabbinfaru Island, North Male Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean. September 2005.
Piece of broken coral tied up to help it regenerate, Vabbinfaru Island, North Male Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean. September 2005.
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Pascal Kobeh / Piece of broken coral tied up to help it regenerate, Vabbinfaru Island, North Male Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean. September 2005.