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The evolutionary tendency of corals to alter their skeletal structure makes it difficult to assign them to different species.
Jewelry Pieces Will Be Auctioned Online To Benefit Increased Coral Protection NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning February 26, 2009, designers will be offering coral alternatives that are perfect gifts for those that love the ocean.
Discovery of shipping containers full of illegal coral in Oregon led to arrest WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gunther Wenzek, a German national, was arraigned today in U.S.
A study released on Friday said coral reefs off the southeast coast of Taiwan have turned black with disease possibly due to sewage discharge, threatening fragile undersea ecosystems and tourism.
A research team returned from a month long underwater voyage that shed the light on never before seen species of fish and the effects of climate change in the deepest areas of the ocean.
The answer to whatâ€™s killing the worldâ€™s coral reefs may be found in a tiny chip that fits in the palm of your hand.
The growing appetite for live reef fish throughout Southeast Asia is devastating fish populations in the protected Coral Triangle, which supports 75 percent of the worldâ€™s coral species and contains the richest ocean diversity anywhere on the globe.
Coral reefs around the world are in serious trouble from pollution, over-fishing, climate change and more - the last thing they need is an infection.
A scientific voyage off Australiaâ€™s southern coast has found new species of animals and more evidence of the destructive impact of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide on deep-sea corals.
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...
Octopus Coral, (Galaxea fascicularis), also known as Fluorescence Grass Coral, Galaxy Coral. Star Coral, Crystal Coral, Brittle Coral and Starburst Coral, is a species of colonial stony coral commonly found on reef slopes in the Indian and Pacific ocean regions, as well as the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. It is most commonly found where wave action is weak, usually at a depth of 79 inches to 49 feet below sea level. It is a common coral species among reef aquarium enthusiasts. This coral...
Chalice Corals, are a family of stony corals in the Pectiniidae family. Members of this family are mostly colonial but at least one species, Echinomorpha nishihirai, is solitary. These corals are endemic to the Indian and Pacific oceans. Pectiniids have a number of different forms but are basically streamlined and smooth. Polyps are large and brightly colored and resemble those of members of the Mussidae family of corals. The polyps are only extended at night. Tentacles are translucent,...
Siderastreidae is a family of colonial, reef building stony corals. Members of this family include symbiotic algae in their tissues which help provide their energy requirements. The World Register of Marine Species lists 7 genera within this family: Anomastraea, Coscinaraea, Craterastrea, Horastrea, Psammocora, Pseudosiderastrea, and Siderastrea. Corals in this family vary in form and include massive, thickly encrusting, columnar, and irregular forms. Corallites are linked by flowing...
Leaf Plate Montipora, (Montipora capricornis), also known as Vase Coral, Cap Coral, or simply Montipora, is a species of stony coral found in the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is also found in reefs in the Red Sea. It usually inhabits the top half of the reef where photosynthesis can occur. It branches out from the foundation into an area with adequate sunlight. This species forms flat, plating colonies. The colonies expand by adding to their foundations and further spreading out....
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