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The brain

2008.06.18
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The brain coral (Diploria sp.)

These corals get their common name from the grooves and channels on their surfaces that look like the folds of the human brain. There's more than one kind of "brain coral"—several species from two different families of corals share the name—but all help build coral reefs.
While staghorn corals grow rapidly to gain new territory, slow-growing brain corals rely on brawn. They hold their ground by being solid and strong enough to withstand the storms that pound more delicate corals to rubble.
16 Comments
emmetan amazing.... no 1 is awesome
emmetan · 2008-06-18: 08:28
Madoc Thanks a lot for sharing these photos and informations.
Very beautiful and interesting and, as usual, superbly done.

I agree with Emmeline, #1 stands out, just like every photo you post here, in fact! ;-)
Madoc · 2008-06-18: 08:44
shawnseah I love this set. The first one is really well composed. I like details involved in the composition. =)
shawnseah · 2008-06-18: 08:58
????? Ah finally an underwater expert , beautiful shots can you look at my beach pebbles(17/6 post) and tell me the name of what sea creature or shell of some sort that grows within the holes? Thanks.
????? · 2008-06-18: 09:56
ronin53 W. Allen says "brain is the most overvaluated organ of our body".... great post :):):)
ronin53 · 2008-06-18: 09:56
vterezia nagyon érdekes és szép fotók !!
vterezia · 2008-06-18: 10:29
DancingDolphin Beautiful shots... it's nice to have them all for the perspective, the last is my favorite!
DancingDolphin · 2008-06-18: 11:41
etodd80 I love your underwater stuff. Especially like #1 and #2. Very nice!
etodd80 · 2008-06-18: 12:45
????? These are superb. #1 is amazing...
????? · 2008-06-18: 13:10
eljapa I like they way you put the sun in that first shot, not to bright, its perfect. Sure would love to see that strange world once...
eljapa · 2008-06-18: 14:46
Marieluska Amazing!
Marieluska · 2008-06-18: 15:20
????? woow, speechless ! are u really underwater ?? O_o Anyway, excellent shots
????? · 2008-06-18: 16:08
garysktam Never seen such a big brain coral in Hong Kong. very very nice.
garysktam · 2008-06-19: 11:25
miclaud Great!!! Amazing!!!
miclaud · 2008-06-20: 21:52
LotoFoto Oh WOW!
Your underwater photos are simply amazing! What wonderful work!
I tried a few underwater shots (August 17, 2008) and discovered how truly difficult it is.
I don't know how you'd ever get the true colors without all of the blue overtones but you've done a superb job.
LotoFoto · 2008-09-05: 01:17
jogos online jogos online
jogos online · 2012-12-15: 21:11
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