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New Coral Species Discovered In Peruvian Pacific
2014-02-04 05:19:13

Researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the University of Costa Rica have apparently discovered a new, fiery-red species of coral in the shallow waters of the Peruvian Pacific.

Scientists Describe Two New Gorgonian Soft Coral Species
2013-11-15 12:50:00

Gorgonians are a type of soft corals easily distinguishable by the complex branching shape, which has also probably inspired their name, coming from the Gorgon Medusa- a creature from the Greek mythology that had hair made of venomous snakes.

Israeli Scientists Discover Why Soft Corals Pulsate
2013-04-23 14:17:24

Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have discovered why Heteroxenia corals pulsate.

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2011-08-17 06:53:19

TAU researcher discovers that endangered soft corals are also building blocks of coral reefs.


Latest Alcyonacea Reference Libraries

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2012-04-03 20:41:16

Knotted Fan Coral, (Melithaea ochracea), is a species of colonial soft coral that is found in tree-like fans on shallow reefs in the South China Sea between Taiwan and Indonesia, including Singapore and Malaysia. In Taiwan, it is the most widespread coral in its family Gorgonacea. It is found on the higher parts of reef fronts where its numerous small polyps can feed at water flow rates varying from 1.6 to 16 inches per second. This species usually grow to about 8 inches in length, with...

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2012-04-03 17:35:45

Nephtheidae is a family of soft corals known as carnation corals, tree corals or colt soft corals. These corals are very striking and show a wide range of rich colors including red, pink, yellow and purple. These corals are mainly tree-like in that they branch out and have little knobs on the end of their rubbery branches. Another name given these animals are broccoli corals, due to the fact that their polyps retract in the daytime, giving them the resemblance of the vegetable. The polyps...

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2012-04-03 15:42:00

Precious Coral, (Corallium rubrum), also known as red coral, is a species of marine coral found mainly in the Mediterranean Sea, where it grows at depths from 30 to 1000 feet below sea level. Its habitat is typically rocky sea bottom with low sedimentation, and usually in dark environments, such as caverns and crevices. Most of its shallow range has been depleted by harvesting. While mainly a Mediterranean species, it can also be found in some Atlantic sites near the Straits of Gibraltar...

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