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Octocoral Resource Network Forum

The Octocoral Resource Network manages a forum on Google Groups to enhance communication among those studying and interested in Octocorals.

If you have a Google account, simply login here to join:


If you don’t have a Gmail account (and don’t wish to create one) or want to use a non-gmail account to register for the group, you will still need to create a Google account with your alternative email. You can start by clicking the link below:

Sign up for Octocoral Research Network without Gmail



This site is intended to serve the community of researchers and naturalists that are fascinated by these important sea creatures- also known as soft corals, sea fans, and sea whips.


This is site is managed by John Starmer. Contact via twitter @john_starmer.