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black coral

[¦blak ′kär·əl]
(invertebrate zoology)
The common name for antipatharian cnidarians having black, horny axial skeletons.
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The organic extract of the black coral Antipathes dichotoma, was subjected to different purifying chromatographic techniques yielding one new metabolite 1 (12 mg, 0.
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In this area, an extremely rich shallow-water black coral community, composed of about 50 species belonging to 8 genera and 3 families, was recently described (Tazioli et al, 2007).
INCREDIBLE sea-life is an everyday sight in these waters, from manta rays, big-eyed squirrel fish and bottlenose dolphins to exotic sponges and masses of black coral.
Earlier, the presidential palace had urged an international boycott on black coral products and other marine resources in a bid to preserve the country's biodiversity.
Poachers 'rape' seas off Cotabato, targeting endangered black coral for jewelery sold to US
or gold coral, and specimens of the deep-water black coral, Leiopathes sp.
A black coral collected near the Hawaiian Islands may set a new record for age among coral kind: some 4,200 years.
For the larger invertebrates we recorded the geographic position and estimated maximum height of each solitary sponge, gorgonian, and black coral.
The waters are rich in tropical marine life, such as the spiny globefish, black coral and shoals of black sea bream.
Rarely seen black coral live within the waters of these extraordinary dive sights.
In this darkened world, orange-lined perch, feathery sea pens, black coral twined with snake stars, and other creatures that usually dwell more than a hundred feet deep live much closer to the surface.

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