Walea soft coral pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus waleananus) swimming between soft corals --  by Dr Richard Smith

A Walea Soft Coral Pygmy Seahorse, (Hippocampus waleananus.) Swimming Between Soft Corals. (Photo By: Dr Richard Smith.

Tree Corals (family-Nephtheidae): These flowery soft corals are commonly seen on many of our shores. They are usually attached to hard surfaces including boulders, jetty pilings and coral rubble. These soft corals look like bushes. The common tissue is generally rubbery but rough to the touch. A thick ‘main trunk’ attaches to a hard surface on one end, with many small branches on the other end which is why they are referred to as Tree Coral. #coral

Coral Identification: Types Of Coral (Part 2- Soft Coral)

Bright Red Gorgonian Soft Coral Flares from a Sub-Tropical Reef, Australia Photographic Print by Jason Edwards at Art.com

Bright Red Gorgonian Soft Coral Flares from a Sub-Tropical Reef, Australia

Bright Red Gorgonian Soft Coral Flares from a Sub-Tropical Reef, Australia…

Zoanthids are an order of cnidarians usually found in coral reefs, the deep sea and many other underwater environments around the world. These animals come in a variety of different colonising formations and in numerous colours.

Another beautiful example of a Soft coral called Zoanthids Sea Flowers!

A Mushroom Soft Coral Anthomastus (2011) by photographer Bill Curtsinger. Monterey Bay Aquarium. via fine art America

A Mushroom Soft Coral Anthomastus Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Bill Curtsinger

A Mushroom Soft Coral Anthomastus by photographer Bill Curtsinger. via fine art America

Soft coral - Focus On the Positive: The Marine & Oceanic Sustainability Foundation www.mosfoundation.org

Soft coral - Focus On the Positive: The Marine & Oceanic Sustainability…

Soft Coral - Maldives

Discover fascinating underwater life with our jigsaw puzzle pack "Corals". Find it in Water category.

Crazy colors in the coral in every Nook And Cranny. This photo was taken on a diving trip to Raja Ampat, Indonesia. The colors in some of the locations were stunning, the soft coral literally filled every nook and cranny!    WWW.ClearBluePhoto.com – Check out the full album and see more stories

Crazy colors in the coral in every Nook And Cranny. This photo was taken on a diving trip to Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

Under the Sea: Crazy colored soft coral/Zoanthids. Totally thought this was a granny square quilt.

The crazy colorful world of Zoanthids - soft coral. It is so vividly colored, it looks like a patchwork quilt!

~~Namena Soft Corals ~ underwater view, reefscape with colorful anthias, Namena Marine Reserve, Fiji by Cornforth Images~~

Mermaid's Dive: Under the Sea Namena Soft Corals ~ underwater view, reefscape with colorful anthias, Namena Marine Reserve, Fiji by Cornforth Images

Baby Girl Eyelet Dress Soft Coral, SALE!, Cotton Flutter Sleeve Dress, Summer Baby Dress, Eyelet Dress, Baby Dress Peach Pink

Baby Girl Eyelet Dress Soft Coral, SALE!, Cotton Flutter Sleeve Dress, Summer Baby Dress, Eyelet Dress, Baby Dress Peach Pink

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