Black and Wire Coral; Antipatharia family

Black and Wire Coral are found in deeper waters at a few Koh Phangan local dive sites. Their living tissue is brightly coloured, but the family takes its name from the distinctive black colour of the corals keratin skeleton.

Looking like a skinny underwater bush, in shades of white, yellow and orange.

Growing where the stronger currents run - sometimes in interesting shapes.

Not Giant Hydroids as we previously thought...