Photos of the Long Island Sound

Media Center

Media Center, Multimedia Gallery (Photos, Videos, etc.), Photo of the Month

Living Treasures

may corals

Photo: University of Connecticut Marine Sciences

Corals inhabits the Sound’s rocky or boulder reef underwater habitats, places which can be found throughout the Sound, including Baiting Hollow, off Long Island’s North Shore, and Penfield Reef, off Fairfield, CT. Corals are living colonies of individual cnidarians set within calcium carbonate shells. The coral pictured above is called a Northern Star Coral. You can see pictures of other interesting animals and plantsĀ  in their underwater habitats on the “Tour of Long Island Sound” web page.

Subscribe to receive our e-newsletter, Sound Bytes by providing your email address. Interested in a free copy of our print newsletter, Sound Update? Then also provide your home/company/school address.