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Brain Coral

Brain Coral in shallow seawater, with a small, embedded Christmas Tree Worm
STATION B: This Brain Coral (Diploria strigosa), with its maze of ridges, is quite different from the Elkhorn Coral at the last station.  Since it's daytime, the living coral animal polyps are tucked down into the valleys between the colony's ridges, but the polyps could still be killed if you stepped on them!  SOS! = Stand on Sand, not corals!
Caroline Rogers
 
Hey! What's that colorful, fluffy thing in the coral colony? Station C shows a magnified view; check it out.

Did You Know?

The ornamental flamboyant tree is covered in bright orange-red blossom when in bloom.

When the flamboyant tree (Delonix regia) is in bloom, a crown of blood-orange flowers covers the tree. Long, feathery leaves and large seed pods are other distinctive features of this tree.