Grooved-Brain Coral  [Diploria labyrinthiformis] --- Brain coral is a common name given to corals in the family Faviidae so called due to their generally spheroid shape and grooved surface which resembles a brain. Each head of coral is formed by a colony of genetically -dentical polyps which secrete a hard skeleton of calcium carbonate; this makes them important coral reef builders like other stony corals.

Coral Reef Unit Study, Lapbook and Hands-on Ideas

Grooved-Brain Coral [Diploria labyrinthiformis] --- Brain coral is a common name given to corals in the family Faviidae so called due to their generally spheroid shape and grooved surface which resembles a brain. Each head of coral is formed by a colony

Living Coral /Open brain corals, Trachyphyllia geoffroyi, are just one of thousands of classifications of coral. They are named as such due to their resemblance to an inverted animal brain as seen by the human eye. As the name  suggests, the open brain corals are related to the many other species of brain corals found in shallow warm-water coral reefs in all the world's oceans. The different specific sub-species come in an array of colors ranging from opaque, blue, green, red, pink and…

Living Coral /Open brain corals, Trachyphyllia geoffroyi, are just one of thousands of classifications of coral.

Real Authentic Vintage Open Brain Coral 6-7" Coastal Antique Rock Fossil Accent Beach Cottage Living Decor Mantle Coffee Table Shelf Display

Real Authentic Vintage Open Brain Coral 6-7" Coastal Antique Rock Fossil Accent Beach Cottage Living Decor Mantle Coffee Table Shelf Display

15 Easy Saltwater Aquarium Reef Corals: Lobed, Flat, and Open Brain (Lobophyllia) Corals

Great for Beginners: These Marine Corals are Almost Bulletproof

What is this?  Allow students to write their imaginative ideas and then share with them what it actually is - Brain coral.

Brain coral (family Faviidae) so called due to its generally spheroid shape and grooved surface which resembles a brain.

Coral inspiration. Perhaps include some coral photography?                                                                                                                                                                                 Plus

Hila Kaminer

TEXTURE Patterns & Textures in Nature ~ Texture Macro Coral Black White Photography Nature by Jimarieart

Boulder brain coral (Diploria strigosa), the spawning of this is super cool to watch. It disperses only eggs or sperm. It releases their eggs, investment is small. But SECORE takes these babies and grows back in lab at ZOOOS (aka my job)!

I'm inspired by the colours in this image as well as the unsual patterning of the brain coral, it could be simple yet effect imagery to work with in terms of pattern work.

Open Brain Coral - Translucent Pink

Open Brain Coral Orange, CA Tags: ocean california macro nature coral aquarium explore reef saltwater lps sps blueribbonwinner openbrain jeffsexoticfish

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