Crustose, calcareous algal bloom (Ramicrusta sp.) overgrowing scleractinian corals, gorgonians, a hydrocoral, sponges, and other algae in Lac Bay, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
- Ramicrusta overgrows 14 of Lac’s species of scleractinian corals including Acropora, Agaricia, and Diploria, as well as three species of gorgonians.
- Ramicrusta grows upward from the base of coral and causes the death of grown tissues.
- Complete overgrowth by the crustose calcareous algae may happen after several months.