North Island Explorer: Guide to North Vancouver Island









































orange cup coral


Photo 1: The solitary Orange Cup Coral  under a ledge.



Orange Cup Coral: Balanophyllia elegans


This is a solitary hard coral. It prefers shaded ledges in high current locales. It can withdraw its tentacles almost completely into its calcerous skeleton. It can be found from intertidal to about 200m depth.












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