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Healthy Coral Polyps
Healthy coral is colorful. The entire coral is actually a colony of many little...
Waving Sea Fans
Sea fans—softer-bodied coral relatives—colonizing a dead stony coral framework.
Coral Larvae Settling
The small larvae of elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) settle and grow on the...
A stormy sea lashes the village of Shismaref, Alaska, where the coastline has...
Dead Man’s Fingers
Dead man’s fingers (Alcyonium digitatum) are soft corals named for their...
Inuit Soapstone Pot
For over a decade, Smithsonian Arctic Archaeologists have been investigating an...
Early Eskimo Point
About 2,500 years ago cold climate brought the first Inuit peoples into the Gulf of...
Dr. Martha Nizinski holds a specimen of a fan sponge (Phakellia sp.) collected at a...