Hard coral is just one type of coral found in our oceans. Learn about these nine different species.

Hard coral is just one type of coral found in our oceans. Learn about these nine different species.

The staghorn coral is a hard coral species that forms a branching structure resembling the horns of stag deer. The colonies are usually golden-brown with pale tips, but can also range from blue to pink, purple, orange, green, and yellow. This coral is common throughout Caribbean region.

The staghorn coral is a hard coral species that forms a branching structure resembling the horns of stag deer. The colonies are usually golden-brown with pale tips, but can also range from blue to pink, purple, orange, green, and yellow. This coral is common throughout Caribbean region.

Hard coral under a stereoscope - Focus On the Positive: The Marine & Oceanic Sustainability Foundation www.mosfoundation.org

Hard coral under a stereoscope - Focus On the Positive: The Marine & Oceanic Sustainability Foundation www.mosfoundation.org

The Coral Zone - Soft Coral, LPS Hard Coral < SPS Hard Coral Care Information.

The Coral Zone - Soft Coral, LPS Hard Coral < SPS Hard Coral Care Information.

Branching hard coral, or "staghorn" coral (Acropora) / Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea

Branching hard coral, or "staghorn" coral (Acropora) / Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea

Acropora. The trickiest of all sps coral species but very rewarding when they thrive

Acropora. The trickiest of all sps coral species but very rewarding when they thrive

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