28 Nov '11, 3am

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Coral Galore

Expedition to the Raja Ampat Islands: Coral Galore

One of the challenges of working in the global center of marine biodiversity is that there are more than 550 coral species living in Raja Ampat alone! For our surveys, we only have to identify the corals to genus level, but even that has its challenges when some groups look very similar to each other. Have a look at a coral up close if you have the chance — you will be surprised at how intricate corals are in terms of their skeletal architecture and how much they can vary in appearance.

Full article: http://blog.nature.org/2011/11/expedition-to-the-raja-amp...

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