[Coral-List] unknown coral

Patti Nicoll pnicoll at smhall.org
Sat Dec 27 19:27:51 EST 2003

I am teacher and I take my class to the coast every year for field work
and a general marine biology experience. There is a small white
calcareous coral, lacking zooxanthellae, found in the intercoastal area
around Port Aransas, Texas. The polyps are about 3-5mm and the skeletons
are very crystalline in appearance growing colonially in a bunched form
on any hard substrate it can find (usally an empty shell). I have always
thought that it was some kind of octocoral but I have never been able to
truly identify it. Do you have any ideas as to what it might be? 



Patti Nicoll



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