Photograph of Soft Coral in Red Sea

Photo copyright Tim Nicholson.
Soft Coral on reef in the Egyptian Red Sea.

Corals belong to a group of animals called Cnidarians. This includes hard and soft corals, sea fans, gorgonians, jelly fish and sea anemones.

More photos of soft corals are in Red Sea Room of our gallery
More on the soft coral, Dendronephthya hemprichi
News stories about coral
Red Sea Life Identification

Further Reading
The Blue Planet, by Alastair Fothergill, Martha Holmes, Sir David Attenborough, BBC Consumer Publishing, 2001, ISBN 056-33-8498-0
The Red Sea in Egypt Part II, Invertebrates, by Farid S Atiya, Elias Modern Printing House, 1994, ISBN 977-00-6697-4

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