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Boulder Star Coral, South Water Caye, Belize Close-up of Large Star Coral heads, Belize Belize,Dangriga,Diving,Great star coral,Large Star Coral,Montastraea cavernosa,SCUBA,close-up,coral,dive,heads,marine life,polyp,underwater Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. wonderful coral. looks a bit like a cookie. Posted 6 years ago
  2. Wonderful photo of this coral! Posted 6 years ago

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The Great star coral is a colonial stony coral found in the Caribbean seas. It forms into massive boulders and sometimes develops into plates. Its polyps are the size of a human thumb and fully extend at night. Great star coral colonies form massive boulders and domes over 5 feet in diameter in waters of shallow and moderate depths. In deeper waters, this coral has been observed growing as a plate formation. It is found throughout most reef environments, and is the predominant coral at depths of.. more

Similar species: Stony Corals
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Uploaded Oct 31, 2013. Captured Oct 20, 2006 06:52.
  • Canon EOS D60
  • f/11.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm