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Andros Coral Reef Diorama

Part of Hall of Ocean Life.

Detail view of the Andros Coral Reef Diorama shows the meticulously painted corals. M. Shanley/© AMNH
Two stories tall. Beneath the arch, a flamingo-filled sky. Below, a coral reef seen from the bottom of the sea.

Like the other habitat dioramas in the Museum, the Andros Coral Reef in the Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life depicts a real place at a specific point in time: a Bahamian coral reef on a June day in the 1920s.

And like the other dioramas, it features specimens gathered in the field mixed with models created from detailed artists’ sketches, re-creat