I can’t swim past a sea whip coral without taking a closer look. There is a good chance I will find something interesting on it to photograph. And if I don’t, the whip coral makes a nice subject in itself.
The most common critters that you will find on a sea whip coral are wire coral goby, commensal shrimp and xeno crabs. You can also find feather star, snail and other types of goby as residents on the sea whip coral.
These are my favourite photos of sea whip coral and their residents.
Next time you’re diving, don’t just swim past a sea whip coral, take a closer look. You never know what you may find.