Sea Fans (Melithaeidae)
Gorgonian Sea Fans, Red and Yellow Sea Fan
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Also known as Gorgonian Sea Fans and Red and Yellow Sea Fan.
Found on edges of overhangs, in crevices on slopes, terraces and drop off's.
They feed on plankton.
Length - Spreading
Depth - 10-30m
Most soft corals have no true skeleton and so their bodies are flexible.
Some soft corals have spikes very similar to rose thorns which may help to protect against predators.
Soft corals are food and shelter to many marine animals, some of which hide in the branches and take on the colouration of these corals.
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