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soft coral

[′sȯft ′kär·əl]
(invertebrate zoology)
The common name for cnidarians composing the order Alcyonacea; the colony is supple and leathery.
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Willis, "Competitive strategies of soft corals (Coelenterata: Octocorallia): allelopathic effects on selected scleractinian corals," Coral Reefs, vol.
Soft corals of the reef-dwelling genus Sarcophyton (Cnidaria, Octocorallia, Alcyonacea) are widespread, occurring from the eastern coast of Africa and the Red Sea in the west to Polynesia in the east (Fabricius and Alderslade, 2001).
Wang, Puu, and Duh isolated three new steroids, nebrosteroids Q, R, and S, from the soft coral Nephthea chabrolii and tested its anticancer and antiviral activity.
The scientists' recommendations also include an inner and outer reef from the famed Capricorn-Bunker Mid Shelf, 20 per cent of continental island reef, 60 kilometres of coastal strip sand, 80 kilometres of high nutrient coastal strip, five per cent of sponge, solitary and soft coral fauna, and different sized reefs, ocean waters, channels, wave energy and cays.
In Guam, a similar phenomenon involving soft corals recently was discovered by University of Mississippi researcher Marc Slattery.
A mushroom soft coral is covered with weird bumps (1).
Effects of the soft coral Xenia puertogalerae on the recruitment of scleractinian corals.
These teaching guides are intended to supplement the shows of the ninth season (1998-99) of the PBS Television Series "Scientific American Frontiers." Episode 901 is entitled "Science in Paradise: Another Side of the Caribbean." The teaching guide contains information and activities on hawksbill turtles, volcanic eruptions, playing the steel pan, the world's largest radio telescope, and sea fans--a dying species of soft coral. Episode 902 is entitled "Journey to Mars: Getting There--and Back." The teaching guide includes information and activities on the Martian atmosphere, the possibility of ancient life on Mars, and various aspects of interplanetary exploration and space travel technology.
Within the framework of the intensive efforts in the field of biodiversity protection, the Ministry said that, in co-ordination with the competent authorities, it has implemented a number of measures for the prosperity of the marine environment and the protection of marine biodiversity, including the inclusion of new reef sites within environmental protection, or the transfer of new coral reefs or the landing of artificial reefs, noting in this regard that the Ministry has over the past year the removed artificial reefs, the transfer and cultivation of 14,000 square meters of seaweed, and 11,595 units of natural coral hard, and 500 units of soft coral reefs, as well as the transfer and re-cultivation of more than 31,600 trees of mangroves in the coastal areas.
The reward, though, was priceless: the discovery of a stunning dive destination full of marine life, exotic creatures, and some of the best soft coral in the country.
Look for flowers ranging from fiery red to soft coral and yellow.
The Me Sooo Comfy dorm bedding blanket is also made of an incredibly soft coral fleece and is oversized.