Montipora undata, encrusting or plating?

The beautiful and hardy stoney coral, Montipora undata. This coral is the beauty that gets little attention these days but was very popular several years ago. It was believed to be an encrusting type of stoney coral and I still frequently see it advertised as...

These are not the polyps you’re looking for

Something that sounds like it came out of a science fiction novel, this new Kickstarter concept to build robotic systems to build and repair reefs is a bit out there.  While the possibility of “swarm” technology is useful for aerial drones and other things...

Coral Forest

Photographically, corals aren’t really interesting to me until I get close. As I move in, there is a point at which I enter a kind of alien world and start to see things I don’t normally see. This photo of Seriatopora is an example of that alien-world...
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