• Trunk Bay Beach, considered one of the 10 best beaches in the world is home to the underwater trail.

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Elkhorn Coral

living Elkhorn Coral colony with sunlight
STATION A: Look how lovely the Elkhorn Coral (Acropora palmata) looks as sunlight shines down on it through the shallow water.  Don't swim too close.  You might accidentally break off a piece of coral that took many, many years to grow!
Caroline Rogers
 
Want to see another kind of coral? Swim over to Station B.

Did You Know?

view of mangrove trees with their distinctive aireal roots along the shoreline.

The mangrove forests found along the coastline in some bays serve as nursery habitats for juvenile fish. These beautiful trees with aerial roots provide filtration of the runoff and reduce the amount of sediment reaching the ocean. The Red Mangrove is one of several species found in the Park.