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Knotted Fan Coral, (Melithaea ochracea), is a species of colonial soft coral that is found in tree-like fans on shallow reefs in the South China Sea between Taiwan and Indonesia, including Singapore and Malaysia. In Taiwan, it is the most widespread co...

Bathykorus bouilloni is a species of jellyfish found in the Arctic Ocean at depths of 2,600 feet below sea level and extending to roughly 8,200 feet below sea level. Its range extends around Greenland and the north of Canada. This jellyfish is a re...

Octopus Coral, (Galaxea fascicularis), also known as Fluorescence Grass Coral, Galaxy Coral. Star Coral, Crystal Coral, Brittle Coral and Starburst Coral, is a species of colonial stony coral commonly found on reef slopes in the Indian and Pacific ocea...

The Coral Nudibranch, (Phyllodesmium horridum), is a species of sea slug in the Facelinidae family. It is found off Australia and Japan, as well as around the South African coast from False Bay to Sodwana Bay. This species is intertidal, existing in th...

Chalice Corals, are a family of stony corals in the Pectiniidae family. Members of this family are mostly colonial but at least one species, Echinomorpha nishihirai, is solitary. These corals are endemic to the Indian and Pacific oceans. Pectiniids...

The Blue Jellyfish, (Cyanea lamarckii), also known as the Bluefire Jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish found in the western Pacific around Japan. It is also found in the pelagic zone off the west coast of Scotland, the North Sea and the Irish Sea. It ...

The Atlantic Sea Nettle, (Chrysaora quinquecirrha), also known as the East Coast Sea Nettle, is a species of jellyfish that is found in the Atlantic estuaries, such as Chesapeake Bay. It is similar to the Pacific Sea Nettle, however it is smaller and h...

The Purple-striped Jelly (Chrysaora colorata), also known as the Mauve Stinger, is a species of jellyfish found primarily off the coast of California in Monterey Bay. This species has been studied closely by scientists hoping to gain a better understan...

Siderastreidae is a family of colonial, reef building stony corals. Members of this family include symbiotic algae in their tissues which help provide their energy requirements. The World Register of Marine Species lists 7 genera within this family: An...

Leaf Plate Montipora, (Montipora capricornis), also known as Vase Coral, Cap Coral, or simply Montipora, is a species of stony coral found in the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is also found in reefs in the Red Sea. It usually inhabits the top half of t...

The Compass Jellyfish, (Chrysaora hysoscella), is a fairly common species of jellyfish that is found in the coastal waters around the United Kingdom and Turkey. It has a diameter of up to 12 inches. It has 24 tentacles arranged in eight groups of three...

Horn corals, known as Rugosa or Tetracoralla, are an extinct order of coral that were abundant during the Middle Ordovician to Late Permian stages. They were known as horn corals because of a unique horn-shaped chamber with a wrinkled (rugose) wall. ...

The Japanese Sea Nettle, (Chrysaora melanaster), also known as the Northern Sea Nettle or Brown Jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish native to the waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is often called the Pacific Sea Nettle, however, this name is als...

The Flower Hat Jelly, (Olindias formosa), is a species of jellyfish occurring in the waters mainly off Brazil, Argentina and southern Japan. This rare species of jellyfish can grow to about 6 inches in diameter. It is characterized by lustrous tent...

Nephtheidae is a family of soft corals known as carnation corals, tree corals or colt soft corals. These corals are very striking and show a wide range of rich colors including red, pink, yellow and purple. These corals are mainly tree-like in that...

Pillar Coral, (Dendrogyra cylindricus), is a species of hard coral found in the western Atlantic Ocean. This coral is made up of finger-like projections, growing up from the sea-floor. The pillars can grow up to 8 feet tall, growing on both flat and sl...

Rice Coral, (Montipora capitata), also known as Pore Coral, is a species of stony coral in the Acroporidae family. It is found in the tropical north and central areas of the Pacific Ocean at depths down to 66 feet. It is common in the waters near Hawai...

Tabulata is a family of extinct tabulate corals. These corals lived entirely during the Paleozoic era, being found from the Ordovician to the Permian stages. There are about 300 known genera of tabulate corals, of which Aulopora, Favosites, Halysites, ...

The Walking Anemone, (Preactis millardae), also known as the Hedgehog Anemone or the Sock Anemone, is a species of sea anemone found on both sides of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa, where it is endemic. It is typically found 33 to 99 feet below sea...

Xenia is a genus of soft marine coral that resembles a mushroom. It has “arms” that extend out from the top and end in many-fingered “hands.” It uses these “hands” to push water away from the colony in a constant, grabbing motion. This is a...