Corals & Gorgonians Archive

  Francesca Virdis at work on staghorn coral fragments. Ralph Fuller photo.   FRANCESCA VIRDIS WIELDS HER PRUNING SHEARS LIKE ANY EXPERT NURSERYMAN, patiently snipping […]

Coral Restoration — Restoring Elegance And Maybe Saving The Reef

  Francesca Virdis at work on staghorn coral fragments. Ralph Fuller photo.   FRANCESCA VIRDIS WIELDS HER PRUNING SHEARS LIKE ANY EXPERT NURSERYMAN, patiently snipping […]

ONE OF THE WONDERS OF TROPICAL REEFS IS THE DAZZLING ARRAY OF COLORS EXHIBITED BY THE CORALS that constitute the foundation of reefs. Coralheads sitting […]

Corals’ Colors Are More Than Just Eye Candy

ONE OF THE WONDERS OF TROPICAL REEFS IS THE DAZZLING ARRAY OF COLORS EXHIBITED BY THE CORALS that constitute the foundation of reefs. Coralheads sitting […]

WHEN TRAVEL WRITERS TALK ABOUT UNDERSEA LANDSCAPES OF PRISTINE CORALS, they’re not talking about orange cup corals (Tubastraea coccinea). Which is a shame – they’re […]

In Praise of Orange-Cup Corals

WHEN TRAVEL WRITERS TALK ABOUT UNDERSEA LANDSCAPES OF PRISTINE CORALS, they’re not talking about orange cup corals (Tubastraea coccinea). Which is a shame – they’re […]

As opposed to the sometimes-use of the term “soft coral” for everything that isn’t a stony coral, “soft corals” is also the informal name for […]

CORAL FILES: Soft Corals: Undersea Wildflowers

As opposed to the sometimes-use of the term “soft coral” for everything that isn’t a stony coral, “soft corals” is also the informal name for […]

  NOBODY GOES TO THE TROPICS TO SEE GORGONIANS. The sea fans, plumes, rods and whips that make up Order Gorgonacea are just there, incidental […]

CORAL FILES: Thinking Outside the Calyx

  NOBODY GOES TO THE TROPICS TO SEE GORGONIANS. The sea fans, plumes, rods and whips that make up Order Gorgonacea are just there, incidental […]

  WHEN PEOPLE SEE THE WORD “CORAL,” IT VERY LIKELY BRINGS TO MIND THE GREAT MOUNDS OF STAR AND BRAIN CORALS that dominate the reefs. […]

The Coral Continuum

  WHEN PEOPLE SEE THE WORD “CORAL,” IT VERY LIKELY BRINGS TO MIND THE GREAT MOUNDS OF STAR AND BRAIN CORALS that dominate the reefs. […]