Every organism in the reef has a vital part to play. And with so many species living there, the Mesoamerican Reef naturally changes over time. So what types of fish and coral might you encounter if you were underwater exploring it in 2018 vs. 2006? Or the years in between? The interactive data story below lets you explore the information that lies hidden beneath the surface.
Explore the data of diverse species of coral and fish found in the Mesoamerican Reef. Select Fish Families or Coral Families and then select a year.
What does the data say?