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Elkhorn Coral

living Elkhorn Coral colony with sunlight
STATION A: Look how lovely the Elkhorn Coral (Acropora palmata) looks as sunlight shines down on it through the shallow water.  Don't swim too close.  You might accidentally break off a piece of coral that took many, many years to grow!
Caroline Rogers
 
Want to see another kind of coral? Swim over to Station B.

Did You Know?

Spiny Sea Urchin in clear waters on a shallow reef.

The Spiny Sea Urchin has long spines that can readily penetrate the skin on the slightest touch, causing severe pain and possibly allergic reactions. Because the barbs cannot be completely removed, soaking affected areas in vinegar can speed up the in-body dissolving time, typically 3-4 weeks.