Adopt a Madracis Decactis
“Ten-Ray Star” Coral Species

About Ten-Ray Star coral species:

Madracis decactis, commonly known as “ten-ray star” coral. Colonies are low and encrusting, with short stumpy nodules and short branches. Some colonies are encrusting only, with low, club-shaped nodules, irregular or flattened. Corallites have 10 septa that reach the columella.

This species of Madracis is darker in color than most, being greenish to brown, yellow-brown, or grey.

Life on Zoe:

Madracis decactis form encrusting nodules that might not seem aesthetic at first glance but a close-up on its charming corallite of a star shape is surprising. They are found in a variety of surfaces and particularly enjoy vertical surfaces, which is the case for our colonies on Zoe.

Fun fact: 

These are important primary producers and also form a crucial symbiosis with reef-building corals. A single Madracis colony can host different species types with >30 symbiotic species.

Ten-Ray Star Coral Species Symbolic Adoption

Adopt an Agaricia Agaricites "Tan Lettuce-Leaf" Coral Speciesl Certificate of Adoption

You or your gift recipient will receive a certificate of adoption with the name you designate. This certificate will be sent along with the coral image to the email address you provided. You are symbolically adopting one of eleven unique species currently living and being planted on Zoe – A Living Sea Sculpture.

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You or your gift recipient receives a print quality image of the adopted coral species on Zoe – A Living Sea Sculpture. This image will be emailed to the email address you provide. 

Print your image, share it with friends on social media, or use it as your screensaver… Use your image in ways that spark joy in your world to remind you how you’re helping support the conditions for coral reefs to flourish.

Your Symbolic Coral Adoption

$25

Your $25 coral adoption covers two restoration divers’ tanks and materials to cultivate new, healthy coral colonies.

Please Click "Submit" first, then go to "Pay Now"

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About Your Adoption

90% of spending from coral adoptions goes toward paying for tanks, supplies, and on-location activities for the coral restoration team. The remaining 10% goes toward other business and administration fees and expenses.  By making your purchase you acknowledge and agree to our Terms of Sale.

We send you a print-quality adoption certificate and photo of your coral by email to reduce our carbon footprint and enable you to decide how you want to use your images. 

You have the choice to print, use your image as your screensaver or desktop image, share images of your adoption with family and friends on social media, and other creative ways that are meaningful to you. These images are for your personal use only and may not be reproduced for commercial use.  Please see the Terms of Sale for more information. 

This is a one-time symbolic adoption of a coral species currently growing on Zoe in Cozumel, Mexico. If you’d like to be a recurring monthly or annual donor at another level, please head over to our Patreon page where our monthly and annual members can sign up to receive private posts and perks from our founder Colleen Flanigan.

Photographs of corals by Zoe biologist Solène Jonveaux with “Zoe research camera” donated by Katie Garrison and Patreon members

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Madracis decactis, commonly known as "ten-ray star" coral. Colonies are low and encrusting, with short stumpy nodules and short branches. Some colonies are encrusting only, with low, club-shaped nodules, irregular or flattened. Corallites have 10 septa that reach the columella.

Product SKU: Madracis-decactis

Product Brand: Living Sea Sculpture

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: $25

Price Valid Until: December 31, 2022

Product In-Stock: InStock