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Learn to Spot Six Types of Branching Coral

Six Types of Branching Coral One of the first steps to becoming a coral spotter is learning to recognize coral growth forms. An perhaps the most recognizable of them all is branching corals. But even within this recognizable group, there are many varieties of coral branches. In this article, we will show you how to spot six different branching coral types, including some small polyp and some large polyp corals. If…

North Sulawesi Is Home To Some Of The Biggest Live Coral Colonies

North Sulawesi Coral Colonies We keep on going back and forward to North Sulawesi. Manado, Bunaken and Bangka,  enjoy a tremendous diversity of coral life. The more we go there, the more we learn about this place, and the more hooked we are on this place. It’s getting to the point that we definitely need our North Sulawesi coral fix every few months! Oversized Coral Colony Heaven On our most…

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WHAT IS CORAL ?

Corals are animals. They are colonies of inter connected single independent polyps. Corals live in a symbiotic relationship with photosynthetic marine algae called Zooxanthellae, and need sunlight to survive. It’s because of this relationship that you can find corals in all the tropical oceans of the world, and why most corals live in the shallow sun drenched area close to the surface between 0 and 50 meters deep. While there…