Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Smooth brain coral

diploria strigosa


Coral photographed in shallow, well circulated lagoonal waters at Long Caye Island of the Lighthouse reef atoll. The brown color is the result of algae. The coral and algae exist in a symbiotic relationship. The algae, via photosynthesis provide energy for the coral, and aid in calcification. The algae benefit from a safe place to live and consume the polyp's carbon dioxide and nitrogenous waste.


Shallow warm marine waters


Photo taken by students and staff from Brookhaven College Geospatial Technology Program.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Spotted by

Spotted on Jun 1, 2010
Submitted on Dec 27, 2011

Related Spottings

Brain coral Grooved Brain Coral Coral cerebro Brain coral

Nearby Spottings

Stingray French Grunt Great Egret Beaugregory damsel
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors