Peculiar Looking Organism

While snorkeling on the Ewa side of the MLCD, in the waters inside the groin (not the outer reef)  I spotted this odd looking organism living/growing in a Cauliflower coral.  I have never seen anything like this before, so if you have any ideas, please comment!  🙂

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2 Responses to “Peculiar Looking Organism”

  1. I can’t tell from the photo if it’s mobile or not, but could it be kahe crab holes?

  2. Hi Judith, that is a very good guess! The crab holes look different though. They are inside the coral rather than attached to the surface. Here’s our post on it: https://reefwatch.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/what-are-those-holes-on-the-cauliflower-coral/

    Some of my friends think these are galls from crabs or shrimp.

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