I've been making progress with modeling and uving the coral. As of posting this, I have the staghorn, anemone, bubble, and cactus coral, as well as the starfish left. I also have yet to rig the eels. Not surprisingly, the coral has been difficult to uv, but I've been making use of the headus UV Layout tool.
I completed my blockout within the first week. Most of the coral was done in ZBrush. The staghorn coral on the far left was done with ZSpheres, and the other corals were made using deformation tools. The garden eels will be rigged so they will sway in the current.