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Image of elkhorn coral on a coral reef
Courtesy NOAA Photo Archive
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Elkhorn Coral Colony

Elkhorn coral is one of the easiest coral species to identify because of its antler-like branches. It is a member of the acropora family of corals. These corals can grow to over a dozen feet in size. Elkhorn corals are very common on thee reef. Their wide branches can be found covering many reefs just below the tide line.

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