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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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He is no stranger to searching for corals in unexpected places.
He said that upon meeting with Ocampo last year, it was decided that the JCI team will go back to the site, create a temporary solution by adding layers of rocks that would serve as a temporary bed for the corals while consulting the help of experts in fixing the situation.
Many tropical species rely on corals for food, so their degradation hurts fish supply and subsequently livelihoods.
The key, said Jury, was that the coral populations in Kane'ohe Bay "naturally harbor a lot of 'super corals', which can thrive in moderately warmer, more acidic conditions."
These types of corals could play a significant role in the study of reef survival, especially at this time when global warming is affecting the world's oceans.
'Through the years I have observed efforts to do coral transplantation and coral nurseries, but these have been mostly failures and just led to the death of corals,' Ocampo said.
One of the more sobering points raised in this eye-opening assessment is the reality that scientists, trained to be objective and dispassionate, must now "convey the message of corals to the rest of the world" in order to make their plight widely understood.
Corals grow in colonies of individual polyps, so each animal is a polyp and a single coral you see can actually be hundreds or thousands of these polyps.
Needing to change our visual and professional perspective was the common theme behind several promising low-cost technical solutions reviewed at a recent Coral Reef Restoration Workshop.
If you ever have been stressed out and fighting a sinus infection, then you know something of what coral will endure in the face of climate change.
The algae also give corals their distinctive colors.
They found that the the northern third of the Great Barrier Reef lost the highest amount of corals that year, while the central region suffered the most during another mass bleaching event in 2017.
While it is well known that coral diseases such as YBD and WPII are caused by bacteria, there is still uncertainty about environmental and biological stressors that may influence how pathogenic bacteria are transmitted between corals.
Lamb and colleagues surveyed 159 coral reefs from Indonesia, Australia, Myanmar and Thailand, visually examining nearly 125,000 reef-building corals for tissue loss and disease lesions.