At spots deep off the walls at Astrolabe Reef, where currents are slight, we found dwarf forests of arboreal Soft Corals.
Astrolabe Reef, Kadavu, Fiji - Depth 220 feet or 67 meters


Soft Corals 1 - Indo-Pacific Underwater Photography Gallery III

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Soft Corals From Fiji, The Great Barrier Reef, and the Coral Sea

Indo-Pacific Underwater Photography Gallery III


*The Soft Coral pictured above was one of a considerable colony located on the gentle slopes at the base of a near-vertical wall.  Many of the corals appeared to reach over a meter in height.  This colorful example was attached to a large boulder located a short distance from the wall. 

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