pavona

Pavona varians: The Underrated King of Plasticity

I’m often asked, what is my favorite coral, and I have to admit, most of the time, an Acro crosses my mind. But yesterday, I came across one more time, of a coral, Pavona varians that I’ve seen quite many…

Pavona duerdeni is your Weird Coral of the Week

Pavona duerdeni is one of those weirdo corals you can only find while scuba diving. The extra large size and drab gray color aren’t ideal for growing in aquariums, but on the reef, these tombstone shaped colonies draw you in like a…

Giant Pavona clavus in Japan is over three stories tall!

Pavona clavus is a stout species of┬áPavona that is known to develop into huge colonies in the wild, but divers in Japan have documented the mother of all colonies, and perhaps one of the largest colonies of stony coral ever…

Pavona cactus deserves a whole lot more presence in our reef tanks

When diving wild reefs, as we did last week in Kwajalein Atoll, corals like Pavona cactus remind us of the wild disparity between the abundance of corals in nature and their relative presence in aquariums. Pavona cactus is one of…