What is coral?

  • (noun): Unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Corals are marine animals in class Anthozoa of phylum Cnidaria typically living in compact colonies of many identical individual "polyps". The group includes the important reef builders that inhabit tropical oceans and secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton.

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Some articles on coral:

Cape Coral High School
... Cape Coral High School is located in Cape Coral, Florida ... It is one of four high schools in the city of Cape Coral and is also a part of the Lee County School District system ...
Coral - Relation To Humans - Aquaculture
... Coral aquaculture, also known as coral farming or coral gardening, is the cultivation of corals for commercial purposes or coral reef restoration ... Aquaculture is showing promise as a potentially effective tool for restoring coral reefs, which have been declining around the world ... The process bypasses the early growth stages of corals when they are most at risk of dying ...
Coral Island
... A coral island is a type of island formed from coral detritus and associated organic material ... They occur in tropical and sub-tropical areas, typically as part of coral reefs which have grown to cover a far larger area under the sea ...
Leaf Plate Montipora - Habitat
... Montipora capricornis is a very common species of coral, particularly in the Indian and Pacific oceans, as well as in reefs in the Red Sea ... their foundation into an area with adequate sunlight.Also known as leaf coral vase coral and pagoda coral ... It also lives in coral reefs and enjoys warm sunny temperatures ...
Leaf Plate Montipora - Aquarium Trade
... Montipora capricornis is one of the more common species of SPS coral available on the market ... It is considered to be a good beginner's SPS coral, due to the fact that it is much more tolerant of under-ideal conditions than its relative, Acropora ... This Montipora coral prefers a water temperature of a stable 75 to 80 °F (24 to 27 °C) ...

More definitions of "coral":

  • (noun): The hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry.
    Synonyms: red coral, precious coral
  • (noun): A variable color averaging a deep pink.
  • (noun): Marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs.
  • (adj): Of a strong pink to yellowish-pink color.

Famous quotes containing the word coral:

    The cities are the principal home and seat of the human group. They are the coral colony for Man, the collective being.
    Alfred Döblin (1878–1957)

    Full fathom five thy father lies,
    Of his bones are coral made;
    Those are pearls that were his eyes;
    Nothing of him that doth fade,
    But doth suffer a sea-change
    Into something rich and strange.
    Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
    Hark! Now I hear them—ding-dong bell.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)