coral head

coral head

[′kä·rəl ¦hed]
(geology)
A small reef patch of coralline material. Also known as coral knoll.
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We let it go near a coral head surrounded by mountainous sand.
Then one manta, and then another, appeared in the distance and glided towards us, swooping above a huge coral head like a pelican passing at an angle over a navigational buoy.
There were no odds at the time so the lady in the shop rang Coral head office asking for a price.
When they're sitting on a live, healthy coral head, if a predator comes by, they just retire into shelter,' she says.
David Macdonald, Coral head of stadia, said: "We're delighted to have been involved with a successful first year of RPGTV through our two tracks at Romford and Hove, and look forward to the second year and beyond.
prolixus was found on one Acropora coral head together with the species G.
To elucidate any underlying patterns that govern Caribbean species diversity and abundance with respect to head size, it was hypothesized that each coral head size exhibits a different diversity of included coral species.
It drifts to a stop alongside an identically colored backdrop: purple coral head bedecked with a flock of blue-green chromis fish.
With all of these state-of-the-art restoration methods, however, scientists face one inescapable fact: It can take two decades for a grapefruit-sized coral head to develop from an initial polyp.
We lost a 1,000-year-old coral head off Pandora Reef in '98.
depressa in the vicinity of La Paz, Espiritu Santo Island and Partida Island, although both species may be found living in the same coral head.
Young rarely move from the particular coral head or anemone on which they settle for at least the first few weeks (Forrester 1990, Schmitt and Holbrook 1996).