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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?

Turpentine trees, locally called Gumbo Limbo are found throughout the Island, but mostly in dryer forest.

This unusual-looking tree found in dry forest areas has a reddish, peeling bark. The leaves and sap smell like turpentine and have many medicinal properties, but it is the peeling bark that gives the tree its nickname – "Tourist Tree".