Life came from the sea, from coral.”
Coral Gardens is easily combined on a day snorkel trip to Hol Chan.
A coral reef may grow into a permanent coral island.
“We want to take the whole adult coral, collect its babies and then grow the larvae into adult coral.”
Coral bleaching is incredibly serious.
Coral bleaches when the water it’s in is too warm for too long.
They include the so-called precious coral (also called red, or rose, coral) used in jewelry.
There are also fish swimming around the coral that feed on plankton and use the coral as shelter.
Coral lagoons are restricted to tropical open seas that provide the conditions necessary for coral growth.
At least the fluorescent coral, as opposed to the more-stressed stark white coral, has a better chance of bouncing back, he says.
In this process, coral lose the algae that normally live in their tissues, which can kill the coral within weeks if conditions do not improve.
Coral islands consist of low land perhaps only a few metres above sea level, generally with coconut palms and surrounded by white coral sand beaches.
Collectively, several different species of corals can form enormous colonies that are called coral reefs, coral islands, and coral atolls.
Coral bleaching, whitening of coral that results from the loss of a coral’s symbiotic algae (zooxanthellae) or the degradation of the algae’s photosynthetic pigment.
So, when coral death occurs, the impact is felt in the various species that eat coral, as well as those that rely on other species that live within coral colonies.
Common types of stony coral include brain coral, mushroom coral, star coral, and staghorn coral, all named because of their appearance.
There are 50 genera of coral snake mimics such as false coral snakes (see king snake and scarlet snake), and nearly one-third of all American species have some coral snake pattern.
Pink coral species come mainly from the western Hawaiian atolls; black coral is also extracted from Hawaiian coral beds, from shallow seamounts, and from Malaysian and Indonesian waters.
By the 1990s coral reefs off the coasts of more than 20 countries were being ravaged by coral bleaching, pollution, freighter traffic, and the venomous, coral-eating starfish known as the crown of thorns.
Without that brownish internal photosynthetic factory pumping out meals for the coral, the underlying skeleton shines through the translucent coral flesh as bleach white, and the coral is at risk of starving to death.
- of a strong pink to yellowish-pink color
- a variable color averaging a deep pink
- the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry
- unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces
- marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs
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