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Corals

Hard Corals

Antler Coral

Pocillopora eydouxi

(1: Lip Service, Kauai)


Cauliflower Coral

Pocillopora meandrina

(1: Turtle Canyons, Oahu)

These fluoresce under UV light:

(1: Sea Tiger, Oahu)


Oval Mushroom Coral

Fungia scutaria

    
(1: Kanaka Nui, Kauai / 2: Horseshoe Reef, Oahu / 3: Happy Talk, Kauai / 4: Harbor Ledges, Kauai / 5: Pyramid Point, Lehua)

Spreading Rice Coral

Montipora patula

 
(1: Olowalu, Maui / 2: Kua Bay, Kona)


Transverse Coral

Leptastrea transversa

(1: Reef's End, Molokini)


Soft Corals

Blue Octocoral

Sarcothelia edmondsoni

  
(1: Golden Arches, Kona / 2: Sheraton Caverns, Kauai / 3: Happy Talk, Kauai)


Brown Cup Coral

Tubastraea diaphana

(1: Mala Pier, Maui)


Common Wire Coral

Cirrhipathes anguina

  
(1: Hoover's, Kona / 2: Hale O Honu, Kauai / 3: Pyramid Point, Lehua)


Feathery Black Coral

Myriopathes ulex

    
(1-2: Second Cathedral, Lanai / 3: End of the World, Molokini / 4: Niihau Arches, Niihau)


Hawaiian Black Coral

Antipathes griggi

    
(1: Second Cathedral, Lanai / 2: Brennecke's Ledge, Kauai / 3: Mala Pier, Maui / 4: Cliffhanger, Kauai / 5: Sheraton Caverns, Kauai)


Orange Cup Coral

Tubastraea coccinea

     
(1-2: Golden Arches, Kona / 3-5: Pinnacles, Oahu / 6: Mala Pier, Maui)

This is what the skeleton looks like when it bleaches:
(1: Vertical Awareness, Kauai)


Oval Cup Coral

Cladopsammia eguchii

 
(1: Kaloko Arches, Kona / 2: Hoover's, Kona)


Red Wire Coral

Stichopathes (sp?)

(1: Pyramid Point, Lehua)

Has polyps only on one side; common wire coral has them all around.


Snowflake Coral

Carijoa (sp.?)

 
(1: Sea Tiger, Oahu / 2: Mala Pier, Maui)