Komandoo Day 3 – Flip it over24 Jan 2011
This is a mushroom coral, also belonging to the stony corals family, and Fungiidae to be more precise. There are zillions of them all over the reefs. Some are round and some are oval. Their structure is very simple: Just a few septal teeth with a mouth at the top. For some reason, they are very often found upside down. If they stay like this long enough they will suffocate and starve to deth.
In the picture you can see a dead one besides the alive one with the mouth up.
So, next time you see any of these mushroom corals in the wrong position, please save his life by flipping it over. Is just a small token but besides saving the poor coral’s life, it will improve your Karma 🙂