Damaged Heliofungia Tentacles Can Regenerate In Two Weeks Or Less

Heliofungia plate corals have incredible regenerative properties. However, very little is known about the molecular mechanisms involved in these processes. In one of the recent Coral Reef Week virtual presentations, Beatriz Diaz-Guijarro from James Cook University shares her research on…

Hotspot Of Bicolored Plate Corals Has A Very Cool Explanation

Humans have a special affinity for living things that are bicolored, and we especially love it when we see striking two-tone coloration in corals. For some of these specimens, genetics are at work, and for others we collectively believe that…

Coral Bleaching: This sad video shows the violent process

We know what the after effect of coral bleaching looks like, but now we are able to know what actually happens during this process thanks to this time-lapse video of coral dumping its zooxanthellae as a reaction to the stress…

Chimera Heliofungia, a fusion of two long tentacle plate corals

It’s quite rare that we see a long tentacle plate coral which is noteworthy enough to turn heads, but we have a special treat for you today. This incredible¬†Heliofungia actiniformis comes to us from Bali Aquarium who spotted this specimen…

Top ten evolutionary distinct stony corals listed by EDGE of Existence Program

We’ve always kinda had a thing for unusual, cryptic or otherwise obscure stony corals and it makes us sincerely smile to see another organization put together a top ten list in this regard. The EDGE of Existence Program is aimed…