It's Not a Maze, It's a Brain Coral

Wordless Wednesday
Watery Wednesday

What: Macro image of a Brain Coral (Diploria strigosa)

Where: I took this photo at Angelfish Reef, Grand Cayman.


Diploria strigosa
[Click on the photo to enlarge.]

28 comments:

  1. I think this is amazing. It's obvious why it's called "brain" coral. They could have called it worm coral and it would have been a good name too. Excellent shot.
    :-)

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  2. Great shot. Beautiful, even though I dont know what it us..Happy WW:)

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  3. Certainly an appropriate name! I was also thinking worms.
    Nature - amazing!
    Great shot by the way.

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  4. That's a very nice pattern. Happy WW! :)

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  5. oh my gosh! looks like a worms, hehhee..nice capture..

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  6. Oh okay.. when I still haven't heard that it is macro, I had a hard time thinking what it was.

    My entry for Watery Wednesday is posted here. Happy mid-week!

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  7. What a great image. The textures and curves could be abstract art.

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  8. That is such a great image. Love the close up.

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  9. Wild. A bit creepy looking, to me. Great shot.

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  10. Very intricate and interesting!

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  11. Okay, I'm sure there's a pun to be made here somewhere, along the lines of those "This is your brain" publice service announcements, but I'm only on my first coffee, so I can't quite put it together...
    Super WW shot, anyway!

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  12. It's scares me! Looks like worms.. To think that it is coral. Nature is amazing

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  13. I sometimes wish my brain looked this neat and tidy.

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  14. Incredible to think that was all made by tiny organisms! And photographed so beutifully, too!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Nature provides the best show. Nice picture.

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  16. Cool picture, coral is endlessly fascinating.

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  17. Oh wow..diving really takes you on a magical journey....

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  18. What a great macro with such details. So beautiful!!

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  19. Another great shot. Interesting that is looks a bit related to my WW. I think your idea of a mud wasp is correct. I linked a bunch of Google images to a comment on my WW post. There are many that look similar.

    Happy WW and thanks again for the visit.

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  20. Brilliant! Excellent shot I can see why it's caled brain coral

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  21. Not a maze--but amazing nonetheless! This is fascinating stuff.

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  22. I would have never guessed what this was. Wonderful photo.

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  23. IT could also look like worms, spaghetti (with only butter) and even a brain. :-)

    Great picture this week, as usual

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  24. I always see this stuff on documentaries. Very cool.

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  25. Hi ScienceGuy - Yes, there are many varieties of corals that have a "brain" pattern on their surface.

    Bobbie

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