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(Opens in new window) Coral, Boulder star
Boulder Star Coral spawning.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Boulder star
Boulder star coral spawning.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Frilled
Frilled Anemone, Massachusetts
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(Opens in new window) Gorgonian, Soft Coral
Gorgonian, Turks and Caicos.
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(Opens in new window) Gorgonian, Soft Coral
Gorgonian, Malaysia.
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(Opens in new window) Jellyfish, Lionís Mane
Lion's Mane Jelly, a dangerous species of temperate waters
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Giant
A Giant anemone with purple tentacle tips.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Red Soft
Red Soft coral, a species that grows in extremely cold water
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Soft
Soft coral
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Soft
Soft coral
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Soft
Soft coral
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Tealia
Tealia (Northern Red) anemone
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Tealia
Tealia anemone eating fish
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Tealia
Three Tealia anemones add color to a northern reef in Maine.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Frilled
A close-up of the eggs being released by a spawning Frilled Anemone.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Brain
Brain coral that has been bleached.
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(Opens in new window) Jellyfish, Box
This box jelly is missing one tentacle. The box jelly is the most venomous jellyfish.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Brain
Brain coral polyps open to feed.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Brain
A healthy brain coral in the Caribbean
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Branching
The branched anemone looks like soft coral and retracts into the bottom when touched.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Club Tipped
Club tipped anemones grow in colonies.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Fire
Fire Coral with backlighting to show venomous stingers.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Frilled
A Frilled anemone closed up.
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(Opens in new window) Gorgonian, Red
A colorful gorgonian in the Pacific.
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(Opens in new window) Gorgonian, Yellow
A colorful gorgonian in the Pacific.
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(Opens in new window) Gorgonian, Porous sea rod
A gorgonian (soft coral) in the Caribbean.
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(Opens in new window) Gorgonian, Orange
A colorful gorgonian in the Pacific.
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(Opens in new window) Gorgonian, Giant Split lure sea rod
A gorgonian (soft coral) in the Caribbean.
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(Opens in new window) Gorgonian, Bipinnate Sea Plume
A gorgonian (soft coral) in the Caribbean.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Green
The Giant Green anemone has photosynthetic algae called zooxanthellae in its skin to help create energy from the sun's rays.
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(Opens in new window) Hydroid, Tubularian
Pink hearted Hydroids, North Atlantic.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Great Star
Star coral at night, polyps open to feed.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Great Star
Star coral during the day, polyps closed.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Symmetrical Brain
This Brain coral is bleaching, dying and being overrun by algae.
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(Opens in new window) Disease, Black Band
Black Band disease is killing a brain coral head.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Bleached
This small brain coral is bleaching. Nobody is sure what causes coral bleaching.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Bleached
This coral is bleaching and then being overrun by algae.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Black
Black coral grows on deeper sections of the reef. Most black coral is not black when alive.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Black
Black coral grows on deeper sections of the reef. Most black coral is not black when alive.
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(Opens in new window) Zoanthid, Sponge
Sponge zoanthids are like tiny anemones that grow in sponges.
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(Opens in new window) Sea Pen, Orange
The sea pen is like a soft coral, with thousands of polyps to catch drifting planktonic prey.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Brooding
The brooding anemone reproduces by cloning itself with buds on its column that eventually break off and walk away.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Tealia
The Tealia anemone is a predator that catches and stings fish and invertebrates to eat.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Tealia
The Tealia anemone is a predator that catches and stings fish and invertebrates to eat.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Cup
Cup corals at night in the Galapagos
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Red Soft
Red soft coral is a cold water coral that feeds on plankton.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Red Soft
Red soft coral is a cold water coral that feeds on plankton.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Tealia
The Tealia anemone is a predator that catches and stings fish and invertebrates to eat.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Red Soft
Red soft coral is a cold water coral that feeds on plankton.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Red Soft
Red soft coral is a cold water coral that feeds on plankton.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Tealia
The Tealia anemone is a predator that catches and stings fish and invertebrates to eat.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Tealia
The Tealia anemone is a predator that catches and stings fish and invertebrates to eat.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Tealia
The Tealia anemone is a predator that catches and stings fish and invertebrates to eat.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Tealia
The Tealia anemone is a predator that catches and stings fish and invertebrates to eat.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Tealia
The Tealia anemone is a predator that catches and stings fish and invertebrates to eat.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Tealia
The Tealia anemone is a predator that catches and stings fish and invertebrates to eat.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Atlantic Tube
Tube anemones live in a slimy tube in the bottom and retract for protection.
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(Opens in new window) Gorgonian,
Gorgonian (sea fan) close-up, St. Vincent, Caribbean
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Orange Cup
Orange cup coral, Tubastraea sp., Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Orange Cup
Orange cup coral, Tubastraea sp., Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Orange Cup
Orange cup coral, Tubastraea sp., Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Orange Cup
Orange cup coral, Tubastraea sp., Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Orange Cup
Orange cup coral, Tubastraea sp., Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Soft
Soft coral, Lembeh, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Soft
Soft coral, Lembeh, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Soft
Soft coral, Lembeh, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Soft
Soft coral, Lembeh, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Soft
Soft coral, Lembeh, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Mushroom
Close-up of Mushroom coral, Fungia sp., Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Mushroom
Close-up of Mushroom coral, Fungia sp., Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Soft
Soft coral, Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Bleached
Bleached coral, Mantanani Island, Malaysia.
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(Opens in new window) Gorgonian,
Gorgonian, Sipadan Island, Malaysia.
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(Opens in new window) Sea fan,
Sea fan, Sipadan Island, Malaysia.
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(Opens in new window) Sea fan,
Sea fan, Sipadan Island, Malaysia.
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(Opens in new window) Sea fan,
Sea fan, Sipadan Island, Malaysia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Soft
soft coral, Sipadan Island, Malaysia.
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(Opens in new window) Sea fan,
Sea fan, Sipadan Island, Malaysia.
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(Opens in new window) Gorgonian, polyps
close-up of gorgonian (soft coral) polyps, Mabul Island, Malaysia.
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(Opens in new window) Gorgonian, polyps
close-up of gorgonian (soft coral) polyps, Mabul Island, Malaysia.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Burrowing
Burrowing anemone, Mabul Island, Malaysia.
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(Opens in new window) Reef, Coral
Sea fan, St. Kitts, Caribbean.
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(Opens in new window) Sea fan,
Sea fan, South Caicos, Turks & Caicos, Caribbean.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Brain
Brain coral, Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos, Caribbean.
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(Opens in new window) Crinoid,
Crinoids on gorgonian, Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos, Caribbean.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Acropora
Acropora coral with algae growing on it. Disease.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, soft
Soft coral, Mil Channel, Yap Micronesia.
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(Opens in new window) Sea fan,
sea fan, close-up, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Orange cup
Orange cup coral, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Sea fan,
sea fan, Misool area, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Gorgonian,
Gorgonian, Misool area, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, soft
Soft coral, Misool area, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, soft
Soft coral, Misool area, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Sea fan,
sea fan, Misool area, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Sea fan,
sea fan, Misool area, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Polyp, coral
coral polyp close-up, Misool area, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Mushroom
Mushroom coral close up, Misool area, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Mushroom
Mushroom coral close up, Misool area, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Mushroom
Mushroom coral close up, Misool area, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, Mushroom
Mushroom coral close up, Misool area, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, sea whip
Anemones on sea whip, Misool area, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, sea whip
Anemones on sea whip, Misool area, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, sea whip
Anemones on sea whip, Misool area, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone,
Anemones on sea whip, Misool area, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone, Burrowing
Burrowing (Cerianthid) Anemone, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Sea pen,
Sea pen, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Polyp, Coral
Coral polyp detail, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
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(Opens in new window) Jellyfish, Cassiopea
Detail of Cassiopea jelly, Cassiopea frondosa, West Palm Beach, Florida.
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Fire coral, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.
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(Opens in new window) Anemone,
Anemone, Maldives, Indian Ocean.
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(Opens in new window) Coral, sea fan
Sea fan, Maldives, Indian Ocean.