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Synonyms for coral

a variable color averaging a deep pink

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the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry

unfertilized lobster roe

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marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton

of a strong pink to yellowish-pink color

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Skeletal growth chronologies of recent and fossil corals.
18]O record of climate variability in Galapagos corals.
At present, transplanting for instance 10,000 individual corals on one hectare using common methods requires several hundred to a few thousand person-hours.
Comparing the 2016 event with past bleaching events, it was not as severe as in 1998, when 50-90 per cent loss of corals was estimated along most parts of the Kenyan coast.
NYU Abu Dhabi researchers may have found new insight into this global challenge, using corals found in the Arabian Gulf.
Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi may have found new insight into this global challenge, using corals found in the Arabian Gulf.
Now scientists from the University of Southampton have found that corals in deep water are fluorescent for the exact opposite reason to absorb the little light there is for the benefit of photosynthetic microorganisms that provides most of the corals energy needs.
Reefs are threatened by a trend in ocean warming that has caused corals to expel algae and turn white, a process called coral bleaching.
But given rising global water temperatures, the ocean expert is focusing on planting corals he knows can withstand hotter water without bleaching.
The mangrove forests act as a shield that prevents sediment from flowing into the water where corals are propagating.
It's suffering from the largest-ever coral bleaching event, when corals get sick and turn white.
More than 80 percent of the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef is bleached and close to half of those corals have died, according to a report in April from Australia's National Coral Bleaching Taskforce.
She said they hope to see these corals, which will soon be transplanted into the bay, maintain their color, grow normally and then reproduce next summer.
Fragments cut from coral trees are anchored on hard bottom at designated restoration sites to help jump-start the recovery of staghorn and elkhorn corals in the Keys.
He further explained that just like in any other organism, it seems that chronic stress can lead to increased levels of disease in corals.