Making Babies! Once a Year Coral Spawn Event

October 5, 2013 by  
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Making Babies! Once a Year Coral Spawn Event Making Babies! Once a Year Coral Spawn Event

Tenting a Staghorn Coral Acropora cervicornisAll Photos included here courtesy Richard Ross California Academy of Sciences The Octo Mom pales in comparison to the Florida Keys Coral Spawn An event that happens just once a year yet results in hundreds of thousands of babies. Imagine have just one such happening to produce all the offspring you could... [Read more of this article]

The California Hydrocoral

June 23, 2012 by  
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The California Hydrocoral The California Hydrocoral

California HydrocoralStylaster californicus“I’m related to the beautiful Fire Coral, but without its fiercesome sting!” The California Hydrocoral has many brilliant color variations, including a beautiful yellow! The California Hydrocoral Stylaster californicus grows in many different formations. They can have tangled and dense networks... [Read more of this article]

Acan Lord

March 31, 2012 by  
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Acan Lord Acan Lord

Acan LordAcanthastrea lordhowensis “I am considered royalty among corals – hence my name ‘Lord’!” In aquatics, the Acan Lord is the only creature called ‘Lord’! The Acan Lord Acanthastrea lordhowensis, also called ‘The Lord’, is extremely colorful in the Acanthastrea genus. Colors include many different... [Read more of this article]

The Giant Sun Polyp

March 14, 2012 by  
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The Giant Sun Polyp The Giant Sun Polyp

Giant Sun PolypProtopalythoa grandis“I’m the largest button polyp out there, with a small bit of sunshine too!” The Giant Sun Polyp is the biggest Zoanthid with its large oral disc! The Giant Sun Polyp Protopalythoa grandis, is also called a Zoanthid. It is one of the very attractive button polyps. Their colors include white, green,... [Read more of this article]

The Blasto Coral

January 20, 2012 by  
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The Blasto Coral The Blasto Coral

Blasto CoralBlastomussa wellsi “What’s the best way to have a blast?… Consider adding a Blasto Coral to your aquarium!” The Blasto Coral is a unique coral and is popular among aquarists! The Blasto Coral is one of the Blastomussa Corals and they have many color variations. The Blasto Coral Blastomussa wellsi is actually one... [Read more of this article]

Moon Polyps

January 15, 2012 by  
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Moon Polyps Moon Polyps

Moon PolypsPalythoa sp. “This is a sea mat type of button coral! They form clusters of polyps on “mats” of sand!” Moon Polyps received their name from the way their clusters of polyps appear – in the shape of half moons! The Moon Polyps Palythoa sp., are called by other names as well, including Encrusting Anemones, Sea... [Read more of this article]

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