South Crescent Bay, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12/3/17. © Rex Barnard

Orange Cup Coral

Balanophyllia elegans

Anthozoa: Dendrophylliidae

Native to the eastern Pacific Ocean.

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South Crescent Bay, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12/4/17. © Peter J. Bryant

South Crescent Bay, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12/4/17. © Peter J. Bryant

South Crescent Bay, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12/3/17. © Rex Barnard