Herbivorous halos seen from space

Don’t mess with vegetarians – they can really leave their mark…

These funky patterns were created by grazing reef critters venturing out from patch reefs in the Red Sea. Scientists spotted this phenomenon going on at the Great Barrier Reef from space using Google Earth images.

Read more at Mongabay.

Image downloaded from Google Earth Pro 7 June 2011. Image date 19 Dec. 2010. Image copyright 2011 GeoEye.

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