CRITTER: Meet pohaku puna the finger coral

Terry Lilley / Special to The Garden Island

Finger coral is “pohaku puna.”

The giant finger coral is one of the most common coral species in Hawai‘i, but are often missidentified. This coral can grow for hundreds of years and build an entire reef over time, and when you are walking in downtown Waikiki you are standing on a massive fossil reef of this coral species!