Slipper coral Herpolitha limax

Slipper Coral – Facts and Photographs

Slipper coral (Herpolitha limax) also known as boomerang or tongue coral, is a large polyp stony type of mushroom coral in its own genus Herpolitha and it is the only member of the genus. As with the other ...

The Start of a Long Journey

// A juvenile hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) pauses in a contemplative pose before taking the plunge into the ocean at the start of its long journey forward in life. It has completed the ...
Giant Oceanic Manta Ray

Manta Ray in Tofo

A giant oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris), photographed while scuba diving in the pristine waters off the coast of Tofo, Mozambique. This is the largest type of ray in the world, growing up to a width of ...
Leafy Seadragon

Leafy Seadragon

A leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques). Found along the southern and western coasts of Australia, the leafy seadragon's long leaf-like protrusions serve as camouflage. Popularly known as "leafies" it is the m...
Mushroom Coral

Mushroom Coral

Mushroom coral (Fungia scutaria) is a peculiarity as corals go for several reasons,  it does not have a stable place of abode, it is non colonial in that it is in itself is a single coral polyp and it does ...