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Healthy Coral Polyps
Healthy coral is colorful. The entire coral is actually a colony of many little...
Birth of an Atoll
An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef that forms as an old volcano erodes. This...
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Waving Sea Fans
Sea fans—softer-bodied coral relatives—colonizing a dead stony coral framework.
Heroes of Herbivory
Coral restoration, often in the form of growing corals in a lab or in field-based...
Coral Larvae Settling
The small larvae of elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) settle and grow on the...
Dead Man’s Fingers
Dead man’s fingers (Alcyonium digitatum) are soft corals named for their...
Dr. Martha Nizinski holds a specimen of a fan sponge (Phakellia sp.) collected at a...