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sea whip,

erect colony of marine animals of the phylum Cnidaria, with whiplike branches. The skeleton consists of a horny axis, overlaid with small calcareous bodies called spicules. Often beautifully colored, sea whips and the closely related sea fanssea fan,
colonial marine animal forming erect, flattened, branching colonies in tropical and subtropical waters. Colonies may be several feet high and are often colorful, with purples, reds, and yellows predominating.
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 and sea feathers add to the beauty of tropical or subtropical shallow-water marine communities. Sea whips are classified in the phylum CnidariaCnidaria
or Coelenterata
, phylum of invertebrate animals comprising the sea anemones, corals, jellyfish, and hydroids. Cnidarians are radially symmetrical (see symmetry, biological).
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, class Anthozoa, order Gorgonacea.
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Response of the sea whip Halipterus willomoesi to simulated trawl disturbance and its vulnerability to subsequent predation.
Fishing gear effects and ecology of the sea whip (Halipteris willemoesi (Cnidaria: Octocorallia: Pennatulacea)) in British Columbia, Canada: preliminary observations.
Variation in FLH between hauls also strongly influenced the variation in sea whip contact rates for this footrope configuration, with higher FLHs resulting in lower contact rates (Fig.
As noted for contact rates, sea whip disturbance rates, although very low with the no-groundline footrope, were variable among hauls and depended somewhat on FLH (Fig.
Bahamian divers start at one end of the island and over 18 months make their way along the reef, clipping and removing about two-thirds of each animal for processing and leaving the rest of the sea whip on the coral rock.
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Frequently, with the base of large sea whips positioned at the 50% line, only the bottom portion of the sea whip was visible.
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Members of the family Ovulidae are found in warm marine waters as ectoparasites on sea whips and sea fans upon which they feed (Cate 1973; Rosenberg 1989; Redfern 2001).
The Australian fur seal and the southern rock lobster are found here, but rocky reefs along the Tasmanian and mainland coastlines also support seahorses, sponges, sea anemones, lace corals, tube worms and sea squirts, sea pens, sea whips and barnacles, and provide home for abalone, sea urchins, wrasse, perch and leatherjackets.