sea fan

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corals having a treelike or fan-shaped horny skeleton

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Washington, May 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two new species of invertebrates - polyps of the new gorgonia in the region of Austasen and and Isla Nueve.
34) Gregory of Nyssa's friend, Gregory Nazianzus, also memorialized his sister, Gorgonia, composing a funeral oration for her: Gregory Nazianzus, Oration 8; ed.
5) Gregory was influenced by his exemplary mother Nonna and sister Gorgonia, and he was quite appreciative of women.
Smith's group also witnessed a microbial evolution in soft corals known as purple sea fans, Gorgonia ventalina, growing off the Florida Keys.
Age, growth, and radiometricage validation of a deep-sea, habitat-forming gorgonia (Primnoa resedaeformis) from the Gulf of Alaska.