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What are those holes on the Cauliflower coral?

Have you ever noticed those small holes, usually pink around the rims, on Cauliflower coral?  It’s actually made by a crab.  The crab (Utinomiella dimorpha), referred to as the Cauliflower Coral Crab or Kahe Point Crab, is small, only up to 1/4 of an inch.  You can see a picture of what it looks like here. […]

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Is that Nemo?

Last week, Ian and another volunteer ventured far off shore of Queen’s Beach to do a REEF survey. In about 15-30 ft of water, the visibility cleared up and Ian took a wonderful picture of some cauliflower coral colonies, a few saddle wrasses and a juvenile yellowtail coris. The juvenile coris has similar markings to […]

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