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Quick Guide To Caribbean Corals

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Branching 

Staghorn and Elkhorn Acropora are imporant branching species of coral in the Caribbean. Acropora corals create habitat for fish and other marine life.
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Plating

These corals encrust along the sea floor and corals forming plates. In some species the plates for blades or thick ridges. 
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Meandering
Meadering corals are also called brain corals or maze corals. These corals have long meandering ridges and valleys that twist and turn around the colony.
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Large Polyp

Did you know some coral polyps are over 15cm (8 inches) wide! These large polyps coral can be single polyp or multiple polyps to form a colony.
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Mound & Boulder

These might not be the flashiest corals, but mound and boulder corals are imporant reef building species.

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