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Common sea fan

Gorgonia flabellum


A fan-like soft coral


shallow sea water in the Caribbean

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bbprevas 8 years ago

It is definitely a great resource. Thanks for your feedback Ava :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Cool. This is what i love about PN: learning new things all the time.

bbprevas 8 years ago

I agree with chesterbperry. The organism is the polyp, which bulds the coral structure.

chesterbperry 8 years ago

I would disagree Ava, the organism is secreting calcium carbonate, and once it is dead the structure will remain.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

I don't think corals belong in Nests, hives, bowers etc because they are growing, not being built by an organism.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on May 28, 2011
Submitted on Jul 15, 2012

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