All About Corals


Best ways to remember coral names!!   Having to learn so many different corals by their family and genre in only 10 days certainly brought its difficulties during my time in the Seychelles.   However between our group and with some guidance from our... Continue reading


Due to a technical error this week I am unable to post the pod cast but there will definitely be one soon!   Instead I will talk about the Siderastreidae family.   The Siderastreidae family consists of Siderastrea, Pseudosiderastrea and Psammacora (silent P for... Continue reading

Turbinaria 1

After reviewing some of the most common families in the past 3 weeks I have decided to review a couple of more unusual families. Oculinidae, Euphyllidae and Dendrophylliidae only have 1 genre for each.   The Oculinidae family consists of Galaxea.   The Euphyllidae... Continue reading

alveopora 3

This week I have decided to delve into a slightly tougher group of corals the Poritidae family. Whereas the previous 2 families we have looked at have varied from each genre these are much more similar in appearance and are often mistaken for each... Continue reading


After reviewing one of the most common families last week I thought that I would share with you the next family of coral which are also not only found in the Indian Ocean.   The Pocilloporidae family consists of Pocillopora, Stylophora, and Seriatopora. As... Continue reading

Corals with Emily

This week I thought it would be great to start going more into individual coral genre and families. The most common on corals and the easiest to identify that are found worldwide is the Acroporidae Family.   Within this family the three main genre... Continue reading

Coral Reef

After spending 3 months in the Seychelles learning about corals, to survey the comeback of the reefs following the mass coral bleaching event which happened in 1997-1998, I have decided to share my knowledge of these fascinating and mesmerising animals! Each week I am... Continue reading