POMPOM CRABS Boxer crabs wave small, stinging sea anemones around for self-defense. First prize overall in the 2009 University of Miami Rosenstiel School Underwater Photography Contest. Photo by Marchione Giacomo. via Frans de Waal - Public Page FB
Soft coral polyps differ from hard coral polyps in that they have eight tentacles while hard corals have multiples of six. Soft corals don't leave behind a hard skeleton when they die, as reef-making hard corals do.