Coral Reef Archive

  • Dragon Moray Eel Facts   First of all, the Dragon Moray Eel stands out for its incredibly colored body. They remain one of the most colorful of all known species […]

    Dragon Moray Eel

    Dragon Moray Eel Facts   First of all, the Dragon Moray Eel stands out for its incredibly colored body. They remain one of the most colorful of all known species […]

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  • Tasselled Wobbegong Facts   The amusingly (yet appropriately) named Tasselled Wobbegong is a highly specialized species of shark. It is also the ONLY member of its genus known to man. […]

    Tasselled Wobbegong

    Tasselled Wobbegong Facts   The amusingly (yet appropriately) named Tasselled Wobbegong is a highly specialized species of shark. It is also the ONLY member of its genus known to man. […]

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  •   The Seahorse is one of the MOST unusual (also adorable!) fish species in any ocean! The superficial resemblance to horses is truly a remarkable coincidence. Nature LOVES to keep […]

    Seahorse

      The Seahorse is one of the MOST unusual (also adorable!) fish species in any ocean! The superficial resemblance to horses is truly a remarkable coincidence. Nature LOVES to keep […]

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  •   The Giant Manta Ray – look at the SIZE of it! – is the largest known species of ray on earth. Imagine one of these “flying” towards you through […]

    Giant Manta Ray

      The Giant Manta Ray – look at the SIZE of it! – is the largest known species of ray on earth. Imagine one of these “flying” towards you through […]

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  •   The Atlantic Trumpetfish is one of those rare creatures that seems to be capable of (according to many humorous-minded ichthyologists) tooting its own horn! This interesting ocean creature was […]

    Atlantic Trumpetfish

      The Atlantic Trumpetfish is one of those rare creatures that seems to be capable of (according to many humorous-minded ichthyologists) tooting its own horn! This interesting ocean creature was […]

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  •   The Black Banded Sea Krait (now THERE is a mouthful!) is a dangerous species of sea snake. Fortunately, they are typically timid in nature, unless provoked. Unlike all other […]

    Black Banded Sea Krait

      The Black Banded Sea Krait (now THERE is a mouthful!) is a dangerous species of sea snake. Fortunately, they are typically timid in nature, unless provoked. Unlike all other […]

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  •   Given its color and shape, the Olive Sea Snake may remind you of an olive branch, but it’s not one you want to extend out to anyone! They are […]

    Olive Sea Snake

      Given its color and shape, the Olive Sea Snake may remind you of an olive branch, but it’s not one you want to extend out to anyone! They are […]

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  •   If you have ever seen the shell of the Queen Conch lying on a beach, you might be amazed to learn that this gorgeous shell is actually home to […]

    Queen Conch

      If you have ever seen the shell of the Queen Conch lying on a beach, you might be amazed to learn that this gorgeous shell is actually home to […]

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  •   The Giant Triton is an exceptionally large species of sea snail. Remember Ariel’s father in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid“? That was his name. This marine gastropod is one of […]

    Giant Triton

      The Giant Triton is an exceptionally large species of sea snail. Remember Ariel’s father in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid“? That was his name. This marine gastropod is one of […]

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  •   The Caribbean Reef Octopus is a small species of octopus. The mantle reaches a maximum length of approximately 24 in (60 cm). The mantle is larger than average in […]

    Caribbean Reef Octopus

      The Caribbean Reef Octopus is a small species of octopus. The mantle reaches a maximum length of approximately 24 in (60 cm). The mantle is larger than average in […]

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  •   Bobbit Worm is the colloquially based common name for the Eunice aphroditois. This worm is considered one of the most unique and disturbing predators in any ocean. The Bobbot […]

    Bobbit Worm

      Bobbit Worm is the colloquially based common name for the Eunice aphroditois. This worm is considered one of the most unique and disturbing predators in any ocean. The Bobbot […]

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  •   Koh Samui is an island located off the east coast of Thailand. It is the second largest island in the country. It is part of the Chumphon Archipelago. The […]

    Koh Samui

      Koh Samui is an island located off the east coast of Thailand. It is the second largest island in the country. It is part of the Chumphon Archipelago. The […]

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  •   The Longspine Squirrelfish is the collective name for a genus of small tropical fish. There are approximately 150 recognized species within this genus.  This is a small order of […]

    Longspine Squirrelfish

      The Longspine Squirrelfish is the collective name for a genus of small tropical fish. There are approximately 150 recognized species within this genus.  This is a small order of […]

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  •   The Psychedelic Frogfish  is renowned for having one of the most unique coloring patterns in the ocean. They are generally a peach or yellow-brown in color.  Their bodies also exhibit […]

    Psychedelic Frogfish

      The Psychedelic Frogfish  is renowned for having one of the most unique coloring patterns in the ocean. They are generally a peach or yellow-brown in color.  Their bodies also exhibit […]

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  •   The Tassled Scorpionfish is an extremely dangerous species of ocean fish. They are one of approximately 100 species of scorpionfish. The Tassled Scorpionfish attains an average length of approximately […]

    Tassled Scorpionfish

      The Tassled Scorpionfish is an extremely dangerous species of ocean fish. They are one of approximately 100 species of scorpionfish. The Tassled Scorpionfish attains an average length of approximately […]

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  •     The Cone Sea Snail is the collective name of any of the species of predatory sea snails. Many are brightly colored, and most are found in tropical ocean […]

    Cone Sea Snail

        The Cone Sea Snail is the collective name of any of the species of predatory sea snails. Many are brightly colored, and most are found in tropical ocean […]

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  •     The Ribbon Eel is a most unusual species of  Eel. The species is endemic to the Indo-Pacific Ocean regions. When they are younger, the Ribbon Eel is generally black […]

    Ribbon Eel

        The Ribbon Eel is a most unusual species of  Eel. The species is endemic to the Indo-Pacific Ocean regions. When they are younger, the Ribbon Eel is generally black […]

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