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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.
Relative to mud gear, the footrope without a central groundline reduced macroinvertebrate disturbance rates 99% for sea whips (Halipterus spp., P < 0.01), 100% for sea stars (Asteroidea) and anemones (P < 0.05), and 96% for Dungeness crabs (Cancer magister, P < 0.001).
Now island residents can make $35 a pound from sea whip harvests, compared to $10 a pound from harvesting local lobsters.
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Densities of the sea whip (Halipteris spp., P<0.01), the flat mud star (Luidia foliolata, P<0.001), unidentified Asteroidea (P<0.05), and squat lobsters (unidentified Galathoidea, P<0.001) were lower at heavily trawled (HT) sites, as was invertebrate diversity based on the Shannon-Wiener index.
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Divers from around the world flock here to swim with massive manta rays and glide through undersea forests of brain corals, blue staghorns and orange sea whips. In recent years, the islands have emerged as a trendy destination for non-divers too, with new live-aboard expedition boats, eco-resorts and village homestays (with over-the-water bungalows for less than $25 a night).
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.