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Scuba gear allows divers to get up close and personal with ocean life. Here, a NOAA diver conducts a bleaching survey of boulder star coral off of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, in October 2005. Photo courtesy of NOAA's CCMA Biogeography Team.