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Green coral tree and coral Rock Cod

This famous “Green Tree” has grown from a few centimetres into a multi meter tree shaped structure on 9 mile reef at Sodwana Bay. Coral is made up of many small polyps all secreting limestone. This tree is now home to many fish of all types like the red coral rockcod who retreat into the protective crevices when threatened. The particular coral is so well known it is a selected dive destination for visitors which also places it in danger since it might be bumped by a diver which would then cause irreparable damage to it.

Black sun coral Tubastrea Micranthus

The green tree is in fact named a black sun coral. It is one of very few branching corals and mostly grows at depths greater than 20m where wave action and light are less effective at disturbing its growth. Although often described as black, Tubastraea micrantha is actually a dark shade of green and often has fluorescent green tentacles and mouths. Occasionally Tubastraea micrantha can even be found with a completely fluorescent green polyp. It is relatively easy to keep in aquariums and is non-photosyntehtic and does require frequent feeding of meaty foods.

Nikon D300 Nikkor 10.5mm F2.8 Fisheye, F13 @ 1/15th sec,  ISO 200, Sea & Sea Housing and Two Sea & Sea YS250 strobes on ¼ power. Taken on scuba at 20m at Sodwana Bay, South Africa

Photograph by Andrew Woodburn