Big Picture: Bagging and tagging stunning coral

Sample bags from Catlin Seaview Survey

The Deep Reef Science Team, part of the Catlin Seaview Survey, undertook a number of dives in October 2012 on the Great Barrier Reef and in the Coral Sea to collect not only coral samples but also hundreds of high-resolution, 360-degree photographs to allow the public to do "virtual diving".

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