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The pink meadows of the coast Cauliflower Coral

Hear all about it!

It is a common coral which lives in most tropical and subtropical waters around the world. This species is considered to be a main reef builder and is usually found at shallow depths of 1-15m. 

Threats include; Human activity (inappropriate boating, anchoring, fishing and diving practices), pollution and climate changing causing increased water temperature and low salinity.

Where you can find a Cauliflower Coral

Conservation Status

Listed as Least Concern under ICUN (2014). The waters around Rottnest Island are a designated Marine Reserve. Also, some parts of Rottnest’ coral reefs are included the Marine Sanctuary Zones shown in the Rottnest Island Marine Management Strategy (2007).
  • Extinct
  • Extinct in Wild
  • Critically Endangered
  • Endangered
  • Vulnerable
  • Near Threatened
  • Least Concerned

Help keep Rottnest’s beaches and reefs healthy

  • Do anchor only in sandy areas of water
  • Do Not stand on reef and coral while snorkelling or diving
  • Do snorkel and enjoy the marine environment
  • Do collect fishing line if seen in ocean or on shores

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