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Synonyms for gorgonian

corals having a horny or calcareous branching skeleton

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Previous studies on deep-sea corals associated to trawling fishery of the crustaceans Cervimunida johni and Pleuroncodes monodon off central Chile (Andrade, 1986) (250 to 500 m depth), cited the presence of four species of gorgonians (Callogorgia sp.
Identification and characterization of the pseudopterosin diterpene cyclase, elisabethatriene synthase, from the marine gorgonian, pseudopterogorgia elisabethae.
The most spectacular was Gorgonian pink-white sea fans.
This predator inflicts damage to more gorgonian colonies per year than even the most destructive hurricane.
The Gorgonian Gallery (17-19 Davies Street, London, +44 [0]20 7493 3020) is exhibiting Cracked Egg (Blue), a large, stainless-steel two-part sculpture by Jeff Cons (above).
aggregated Soyle Death with his Mace petrific, cold and dry, As with a Trident smote, and fix't as firm As Delos floating once; the rest his look Bound with Gorgonian rigor not to move.
Klaus, skilled in decoding, figures out the bowl is in the Gorgonian Grotto.
The team studied the largest-known population of black corals in the world, along with other unique coral colonies in the area, including red hydrozoan corals, solitary stony corals and various gorgonian sea fans.
For instance, researchers in the Bahamas identified a class of natural products, pseudopterosins, from a gorgonian coral (Pseudoterigorgia elisabethae) that have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
Around the United States and Canada, the deep-sea reefs and the "forests" of gorgonian corals are being cleared away by highly mechanized trawlers and draggers, which are searching ever deeper for fish to satisfy excessive demand.
For example, the Mediterranean gorgonian Paramuricea clavata grows about 4-6 in (10-15 cm) a year on walls between 66-197 ft (20-60 m) in depth, but the red coral (Corallium rubrum) present in the Mediterranean at greater depths 164-656 ft (50- 200 m) does not grow more than 0.
The currents and surges moved around an impressionistic palette of hard and soft corals: Large table corals were speckled by purple plume worms, yellow brain, and brownish stag and elk corals, as well as huge, Gauguin-esque gorgonian cluster corals that spread out like fossilized birch trees.
Demographic models for Leptagorgia virgulata a shallow-water gorgonian.