The winning image in the Conservation and Management category.
A View from Inside of a Coral Nursery
Description: A hawksbill sea turtle checking out a coral nursery, called “the igloo”, in the Gulf of Eilat and Aqaba, northern Red Sea. This dome-shaped artificial reef was built and placed in the sea more than two decades ago by the crew of the Underwater Observatory Marine Park in Eilat, Israel. Quickly after planting corals on this structure, many more have established and attracted numerous species of fishes and other animals that immediately inhabited the structure.