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This is a soft coral colony. Each of the little hand-like polyp is a living animal and together they make up the colony. They are non-reef building as their stalks are filled with water and not calciforous. Together they can pump the stalks full of water to extend themselves into plankton rich currents. Amazing creatures. I've seen colonies over six feet tall. Micronesia. Enjoy!

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John Cappello 27 Jan 2015

Outstanding Work!

Jo-Ann Hayden 05 Apr 2008

Amazing photo

Deborah Martin 17 Sep 2006

Amazing capture and details Rick!!!

Renata Cavanaugh 16 Sep 2006

Your photographs are amazing

Tanya Ray 15 Sep 2006

Your captures are always so beautiful!