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Oval Black Coral & Diamond Ring 14K Gold, 1/5 cttw on QVC
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Back in Black (Coral)
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Discovery of Black Coral in Tasmania
Discovery of Black Coral in Tasmania
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Published: 2017/05/27
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Published: 2014/04/15
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Published: 2017/05/27
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Black Coral - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Black Coral - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Published: 2014/06/21
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Vision Fortune - Black Coral
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Published: 2011/11/11
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Stephen Stills - "Black Coral Rhapsody"  (Live 1976)
Stephen Stills - "Black Coral Rhapsody" (Live 1976)
Published: 2010/08/26
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Black Coral - Live @ The Crown & Sceptre, February 22nd 2015
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Published: 2015/03/10
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Harlem Gospel Choir - Amazing Grace (EXCLUSIVE)
Published: 2011/08/10
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Published: 2014/02/26
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BLACK CORAL GROOVE - English Bones
Published: 2014/08/25
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ROV Deep Discoverer Finds Rare Black Coral on Barren Bottom
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Quarteto Black Gospel
Quarteto Black Gospel
Published: 2014/07/19
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Black Coral Pohnpei Micronesia, Feeding the Fish
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BLACK CORAL GROOVE - Silver Dust
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Belize (Turneffe atoll) - Black Coral Wall
Published: 2017/01/08
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Black coral
Blackcoral colony 600.jpg
Black coral colony
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Subclass: Hexacorallia
Order: Antipatharia
Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1857

Black corals (Antipatharia) are a group of deep water, tree-like corals.

Description and characteristics[edit]

Close-up on the polyps.

They normally occur in the tropics. They are also found in rather dark water areas such as New Zealand's Milford Sound where they can be viewed from an underwater observatory or via SCUBA diving. There are about 280 known species[1] of Antipatharians in 42 genera.[2] The surface of the colony is covered with living material, the coensarc, out of which the polyps project. These vary in size and shape, with those living nearer the holdfast being less elongated than those near the periphery. The polyps each have six non-retractable, unbranched tentacles.[3]

Though black coral's living tissue is brilliantly colored, it takes its name from the distinctive black or dark brown color of its skeleton.[1] Also unique to black coral are the tiny spines that cover the surface of the skeleton, the origin of the nickname little thorn coral.[1] In the Hawaiian language, black coral is called ‘ēkaha kū moana and is the official state gem of Hawaii.[4] Black coral is listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Lifespan[edit]

In March 2009, scientists released the results of their research on deep-sea (depths of ~300 to 3,000 m) corals throughout the world. They discovered specimens of Leiopathes glaberrima to be among the oldest living organisms on the planet: around 4,265 years old. They show that the "radial growth rates are as low as 4 to 35 micrometers per year and that individual colony longevities are on the order of thousands of years".[5][6]

Ecology[edit]

Whip coral (Cirrhipathes species) host as many as six other species. Whip coral gobies and barnacles permanently inhabit the skeleton. The goby and shrimp quickly hide on the opposite side skeleton's when a threat approaches. The goby and damselfish lay their eggs on the skeleton. The damselfish bites off the polyps to expose the nesting site.[7]

Families[edit]

List of families according to the World Register of Marine Species :

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Opresko, Dennis. "Spotlight on Antipatharians (Black Corals)". NMNH.typepad.com. 
  2. ^ Tazioli, S., Bo, M., Boyer, M., Rotinsulu, H. & Bavestrello, G., 2007. Ecology of some common antipatharians from the Marine Park of Bunaken (North Sulawesi, Indonesia). Zoological Studies, 46, 227–241
  3. ^ Colin, Patrick L. (1978). Marine Invertebrates and Plants of the Living Reef. T.F.H. Publications. p. 294–299. ISBN 978-0-86622-875-6. 
  4. ^ Grigg, Richard W. (1993). "Precious Coral Fisheries of Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Islands" (PDF). Marine Fisheries Review. Seattle, Washington: National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA. 55 (2): 54. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Roark EB, Guilderson TP, Dunbar RB, Fallon SJ, Mucciarone DA (2009-02-10). "Extreme longevity in proteinaceous deep-sea corals". Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 106 (13): 5204–8. PMC 2663997Freely accessible. PMID 19307564. doi:10.1073/pnas.0810875106. 
  6. ^ Graczyk, Michael (2009-03-25). "Scientists ID living coral as 4,265 years old". The Associated Press. 
  7. ^ Murphy, Richard C. (2002). Coral Reefs: Cities Under The Seas. The Darwin Press, Inc. ISBN 0-87850-138-X. 

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