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2008-09-19 09:00:20

By Kristen Gelineau Associated Press SYDNEY, Australia -- Marine scientists have discovered hundreds of new animal species on reefs in Australian waters, including brilliant soft corals and tiny crustaceans, according to findings released Thursday.

2008-09-19 00:00:11

By Steve Connor Hundreds of new species of marine creatures, from shrimp-like crustaceans to soft-bodied corals, have been discovered by scientists exploring the rich assortment of life inhabiting the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

2008-09-06 03:00:12

By Anonymous Coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific Ocean have largely recovered from the devastating hot water the off, or "bleaching event," that killed up to 90 percent of corals on some reefs in 1998, researchers announced last month.

2008-08-28 18:29:40

How does the orange clownfish - aka Nemo from the movie "Finding Nemo" - really find its way home? It turns out the colorful saltwater fish can sniff for leaves that fall into the sea from rainforests growing on the islands near their coral reef homes. After clownfish hatch from their eggs, they spend 10 to 12 days in the open sea, likely carried out by prevailing currents.

2008-08-29 00:00:23

By Sean Augustin KUALA TERENGGANU: The state government `fastened' the first batch of the Reefscape, a beehive-shaped concrete artificial reef, off Redang Island here yesterday.

2008-07-24 18:00:35

Reefs may erode in areas with high carbon dioxide levels because the glue binding coral skeletons to larger reef structures is missing, a U.S. study says.

2008-07-17 06:00:28

Text of report in English by Taiwanese newspaper Taipei Times website on 17 July [Article by Meggie Lu staff Reporter from the "Taiwan" page: "Government Urged To Map the Seas To Protect Corals"] OCEAN ENVIRONMENT: Fishermen say mapping would help determine the impact of coral harvesting and help forge a balance with efforts to protect marine resources Thursday, Jul 17, 2008, Page 2 Environmental activists and coral fishermen reached consensus during a public hearing yesterday that coral...

2008-07-16 06:00:00

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 16--One of the most recognizable characters on kids' television is a marine creature who works in the Krusty Krab diner and is buddies with a squid, a crab, a starfish and a psychotic plankton.

2008-07-12 12:00:18

By Ludmilla Lelis, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 12--BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK We nicknamed them "baby corals," several dozen pieces of boulder coral growing in neat rows under a dock on Biscayne Bay. Some are no bigger than a fist. A few larger pieces had broken off a reef.

2008-07-12 06:00:16

By Oscar Corral, The Miami Herald Jul. 12--Fabian Pina Amargos arrived in Fort Lauderdale from Havana earlier this week with hopes of networking with his colleagues to find solutions to some of the problems facing coral reefs around the world.

Latest Anthozoa Reference Libraries

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...

2012-04-03 20:18:21

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...

2012-04-03 19:33:28

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,...

2012-04-03 19:03:15

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...

2012-04-03 18:56:15

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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