Coral reef in the Gulf of Mexico •

Last update: October 27th, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at a coral reef in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

The reef is located roughly 60 miles north of Progresso, Mexico and owns the title of the largest coral structure in the southern Gulf. In 1994, the area was named a National Park of Mexico, and in 2006, it became designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

The image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat 8 satellite on November 5, 2014.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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