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Common sea fan

Gorgonia flabellum

Description:

A fan-like soft coral

Habitat:

shallow sea water in the Caribbean

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5 Comments

bbprevas
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
bbprevas 8 years ago

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

chesterbperry
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.

bbprevas
Spotted by
bbprevas

Florida, USA

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

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