Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Google Earth Reveals How Predator-Prey Behavior In Coral Reefs Can Be Seen From Space - GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured

The image you see above was taken with the GeoEye satellite and reveals marine animal behavior that would otherwise be difficult for scientists to witness. But in a paper published by Scientific Reports, researchers were able to witness how marine animals and their predators interact by studying the feeding patterns of herbivores...

You can see the light blue halos where seaweed has been grazed around the coral patches in the Red Sea. Image downloaded from Google Earth Pro 7 June 2011. Image date 19 Dec. 2010. Image copyright 2011 GeoEye.

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