galaxea

Stony coral taxonomy is getting all shook up & straightened out

The notion of discussing stony coral (Scleractinian) taxonomy is probably one that will elicit the blankest of stares. However, if you are hyper passionate about corals, their evolution and especially their relatedness gives us reefers insight to the care requirements,…

The coral civilization, an anthropomorphic empire

Humans. Colonial bipedal creatures of soft squishy texture, seeking the safety of artificially constructed nests in which they live in. A┬ácoral colony can be viewed in a similar fashion, and while lacking the socio-economics and political agendas that a thriving…

Trio of eye candy coral videos focus on fluorescence, macros and time lapse

If any animal is more worthy of closer scrutiny using macro video, time lapse, and fluorescence exposure, than corals, we don’t know what that creature is. Long time readers of Reef Builders will be familiar with the semi-regular sharing of…