Want to learn the basics of Coral Identification? Check out my author page on the website Scuba Diver Life!
For the past few months, I’ve been contributing articles around the web for anyone interested in coral identification. On this website, ReefDivers, I write about individual coral species and how to identify them, I’ve even started a Guide to Caribbean Corals, but on Scuba Diver Life, I decided to take a dive into the basics of Coral ID.
In Coral Biology Part 1 I talk about what is a coral, the difference between hard and soft corals, hard coral biology, and coral regions around the world.
In Coral Biology Part 2 I talk about small polyps vs. large polyp corals, coral reproduction, helpful terms for coral identification, and coral growth forms.
Common Caribbean Corals
2017 was all about Caribbean corals, and on Scuba Diver Life you will find articles about how to identify 10 common hard corals and 10 common soft corals.
You can also check my author page (http://scubadiverlife.com/author/nhelgason/) to catch up with my most recent article.