brain coral


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brain coral

[′brān ‚kär·əl]
(invertebrate zoology)
A reef-building coral resembling the human cerebrum in appearance.
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Upstairs is a ramshackle collection of dusty curios; exotic shells, brain coral, feather headdress, armadillo shell and lion skin were once prized possessions of the artist.
Also blown to bits are peacock-colored squid--bejeweled with lapis and turquoise because of a symbiotic relationship with bioluminescent bacteria--at the base of massive, centuries-old brain coral; wobbegong sharks, carpeted with tawny tassels and whiskers; olive sea snakes, with lungs instead of gills, peering into my mask then swimming up ninety feet to breathe air; potato cod as big as my sofa; three hundred bigeye trevally drifting in a channel, silvery as mica, resolute as sentries; acres of staghorn coral that give way to seagrass, where a hawksbill turtle rests.
I was particularry curious, for example, if I could relocate an eight-foot high brain coral, perhaps 500 years old, that Lucas had photographed in Florida in 1982.
Tobago's Japanese Gardens, off the western end of Goat Island, is a vibrant reef, bursting with colour, swaying reeds and 'dead man's fingers', and home to the largest brain coral in the world.
Materials include dinosaur bone, brain coral and meteorite.
Soft coral such as seafan and brain coral are also present south of Astola Island.
I peeked into a corridor on my left and there, nestled among mounded orangey brain coral, a sleek, brown nurse shark lay sleeping, his body motionless save the gentle waving of his scalloped tail in the undersea wind.
Hollowed-out brain coral can also hold a condo of antennae-protruding lobsters.
In our gear we circled the dying reef-- gray pillar and star, algal blooms choking embroidered brain coral come to grief and rubble.
Before this, she won international recognition for her photo, "Tree Brain Coral" which was exhibited at the Stockholm Museum of Modern Art in Sweden.
Figure 6 presents the cognitive map of an example included in the software about a coral environment (brain coral), the adjacent matrix and each of the states generated from the initial information.