coralline


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coralline

[′kär·ə‚lēn]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any animal that resembles coral, such as a bryozoan or hydroid.
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Heidi Burdett, Heriot-Watt University research fellow, said: "We found that there was a rapid, communitylevel shift to net dissolution, meaning that within that community, the skeletons of calcifying organisms like starfish and coralline algae were dissolving.
This is unfortunate as overexploitation of mussels in this region results in their replacement with dense cover of coralline macroalgae (Lasiak & Field 1995), so that almost the only settlement site for larvae is algae and natural recovery is extremely delayed.
Material examined: Manzanillo Point, coralline rock, 9[grados]38'23.
Coralline algae are essential for reef building as they are the preferred substrate for free-swimming coral larvae to settle on and start building their limestone skeletons.
Light and temperature requirements for survival, growth and reproduction of the crustose coralline Lithophyllum stictaeforme from the Mediterranean Sea.
Research shows the pink encrusting algae, known as crustose coralline algae, may decrease in extent in a more acidic future ocean, as it incorporates calcium into its structure, and this becomes harder for organisms to obtain as the acidity of the seawater increases," said Stark.
Suitable for both beginner and advanced snorkellers, it showcases a variety of marine life including dogfish, barrel jellyfish, anemones, lobster, crab, kelp forests and maerl, an unusual red coralline algae.
The under-boulders species include different sponge and pink coralline seaweed which provide habitats for crustaceans like squat lobsters, porcelain and hermit crabs as well as edible crabs and lobster.
According to Vargas-Cuervo (2004), two geological calcareous units can be recognized, as follows: A Miocene-age limestone unit, known as the San Andres Formation, which formed primarily the central portion of the island, where the highest elevations (to 87 m) of the island are found; and a Pleistocene-age, mainly coralline and limestone unit, known as the San Luis Formation, which consists mainly by emerged coral reef platform.
Designs of that period were named according to the patterns (motifs) used in traditional tiles: "Chintamani (spotted and wavy); Pene Shemse (15th century twisted tree branch motif with blue-white flowers on it), Pene Rumi (16th century blue, white, green turquoise and coralline bulge under the glaze; Tulip (naturalist flower, leaf, tulip, hyacinth, clove, rose and pomegranate flower motifs on a white ground).