1116-39732 - This species of coral hermit crab (Paguritta sp) is well known, but still awaiting a name from biologists. It lives in a hole in hard coral and traps passing plankton in it's feathery antennae, Yap, Micronesia
1116-39725 - Mouth detail of a colourful and healthy Mushroom coral, Fungia fungites, that is growing on a tropical coral reef in the Philippines. Mushroom coral is unique in the coral world, in that it does not attach itself to the bottom, Philippines
1067-65 - Coral polyps bleaching, Favia sp. Bleaching occurs when corals stress under high water temperatures and expel their symbiotic zooxanthellae. The coral will starve to death if it does not reacquire zooxanthellae. Buyat Bay, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Pacific Ocean.