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  Black coral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Black coral is a term given to a group of deep water, tree-like tropical coral related to sea anemone.
Also unique to fl coral are the tiny spines that cover the surface of the skeleton, the origin of the nickname little thorn coral.
In the Hawaiian language, fl coral is called ‘ēkaha kū moana and is the official state gem of Hawaii.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_coral   (122 words)

 Black Coral
Black corals are colonial cnidarians in the order Antipatharia that are most closely related to gorgonians and stony corals.
Black coral is commercially harvested primarily for jewelry, although historical uses included medicines and religious artifacts.
Black corals may be globally threatened as a result of overharvesting for the jewelry trade in many parts of the world.
www.nmfs.noaa.gov /prot_res/PR/blackcoral.html   (487 words)

 ARKive species | Antipatharia - black coral - more information
Black coral species may be branching (bushy, feathery, fan-shaped, or bottlebrush shaped), or wire-like without branches (wire or whip corals) (3).
The skeletons of fl corals are still highly prized and are used in jewellery or sold as curios (2, 7, 11).
Black corals may form part of the marine community in Marine Protected Areas or areas where management plans are in place to protect the coral community.
www.arkive.org /coral/Coral/antipatharia_more.html   (954 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Local News
Marsh said most of the fl coral used by Maui Divers is from state waters and, to his knowledge, the resource is not overharvested.
Black coral grows in all oceans and is one of about 150 species of coral that live in tropical waters, normally at a depth of less than 300 feet.
The council also is concerned that demand for Hawaii's fl coral could increase because of factors such as a decline in the importation of cut and polished fl coral from Taiwan.
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 Black Coral Launches Black Coral LIVE Release 2.0
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www.emediawire.com /releases/2004/10/emw168184.htm   (620 words)

 Animal Encyclopedia: Black Coral
Black coral actually comes from the skeletons of real live critters.
Related to jellyfish, fl coral is made up of thousands of tiny animals (we're talking the size of a pinhead!) called polyps.
And for those of you who may have noticed that fl coral isn't really fl at all--the name refers to the color of their skeletons, which are built from tough protein.
www.animaland.org /asp/encyclopedia/blackcoral.asp   (144 words)

 ABC News: Feds Restrict Harvesting of Black Coral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
HONOLULU Jun 2, 2005 — A federal council declined to impose a five-year ban on harvesting the gemstone known as fl coral in Hawaiian waters, opting instead to restrict the practice to older populations of the coral.
Black coral is a living organism that attaches itself to rocks in deep ocean water and grows like a plant.
The new restrictions will require fishermen, or divers, to limit their harvest to fl coral plants that are about 20 years old meaning they would be at least an inch in diameter or 4 feet high.
abcnews.go.com /US/wireStory?id=812362   (357 words)

 NOAA Ocean Explorer: Living Ocean Gallery: Coral
Antipatharians corals are often referred to as “fl corals” for their dark fl skeletons.
Tree-shaped coral are one of the most common types of coral seen on the exposed rock.
Foureye butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus) a colony of (stag horn coral).
oceanexplorer.noaa.gov /gallery/livingocean/livingocean_coral.html   (821 words)

 Black coral
These are dyed fl coral beads in a very small tube/cylinder shape, measuring just 3mm long by 3.25mm in diameter.
Black coral is dyed primarily because the dye process lends stability to an otherwise naturally brittle coral.
This is dyed fl coral in a slender frangia shape, graduated 24" strands.
www.jewelweaver.com /MM003.ASP?pageno=359   (601 words)

 Black Coral Necklace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Ancient Romans would put coral around the necks of their children to protect them from harm Pulverized coral added to wine was believed to be a potent curative tonic (Ancient Rome).
Red, pink, and white coral is mostly calcium carbonate Black and golden coral is conchiolin Coral is usually branchlike and occurs in a variety of colors, of which the most sought after are rose red to red.
Coral is found on the African coasts, Australia, Japan, Mediterranean coasts, Malaysia, and the West Indies.
www.jewelleryshopper.ca /sp_bh1/black-coral-necklace.html   (175 words)

 Saltwaterfish.com--Black Sun Coral (Tubastrea micrantha)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
These corals are fl in color and should be spot-fed. They can be placed into rockwork and prefer to be beneath a ledge where they will be shaded from high light.
Corals are part of a biological group known as Cnidaria.
Some corals lack tentacles and instead cover themselves with a thin layer of mucus and use that to collect bacteria and plankton as food.
www.saltwaterfish.com /m-coral/Black-Sun-Coral.html   (357 words)

 BlackCoral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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 Black Coral Ring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Coral is composed primarily of calcium carbonate and gets it color from natural pigments such as carotene.
Some fl coral may be coral in an early stage of decay, since it is found just below the water's surface.
Pink Coral Corrallium secundum Pink coral is very dense and relatively hard Its color runs the entire spectrum of pinks, from almost white to pink to nearly red Natural marbling and color gradations in larger pink corals are natural qualities of the gem.
www.jewelleryshopper.ca /sp_bh1/black-coral-ring.html   (149 words)

 Pohnpei-Between Time & Tide . Kehpara (Black Coral Island)
A shallow pass runs from the lagoon along the islet's northern side and out to the sea, creating a natural highway for marine life in transit.
Coral life is abundant and reef fish are plentiful and diverse.
Large marine creatures, such as fl-tip reef sharks and great barracuda, are seen often, especially in the late afternoon and early evening.
www.pohnpeiheaven.com /kehpara.htm   (606 words)

 Black Coral Jewelry by Dr. Joe Jackman - Cayman Islands
The Black Coral used for jewelry is the calcified skeletons of tiny polyps which are in cavities secreting a calcite substance through their bases.
Black Coral grows to a height of ten feet.
Coral is found at depths from 10-1020 feet.
www.handmade.com.ky /blkcoral.htm   (371 words)

 Black Coral Jewelry Maui - and more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Black Coral Jewelry Maui - House of taylor jewelry, inc. announced today that it has entered into a fulfillments agreement with baguette world.
Black Coral Jewelry Maui - More than 8,000 visitors attended sauk trail heritage days july 1-3 at johnson sauk trail state park.
Black Coral Jewelry Maui - A second man with a florida rap sheet has been charged in the dramatic jewelry heist that riddled quiet neighbourhoods with gunfire and left two suspects dead after a highway crash.21: burglar took sunglasses and jewelry valued at $6,550 from a vehicle.
www.jewelry617.com /Black-Coral-Jewelry-Maui.html   (272 words)

 Research Expedition Aimed at Halting Loss of Black Coral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
"The coral collectors have always maintained that dense colonies of fl coral remain, in waters deeper than the collectors are able to work," Padilla said.
They use that assumption to justify their harvesting of the coral in areas where it is accessible, arguing that deeper, undisturbed colonies can help repopulate shallower areas that have been stripped by collectors.
Padilla and her research colleagues are focusing on the most recent areas of fl coral encroachment, at the sparsely populated southern tip of Yucatán, between the remote towns of Majahual and Xcalak.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2001/06/0606_blackcoral.html   (554 words)

 Research Expedition Aimed at Halting Loss of Black Coral, Newspaper and Magazine Articles on San Pedro and Belize
Research Expedition Aimed at Halting Loss of Black Coral By Gale Mead for National Geographic News June 8, 2001 Aboard a research ship trolling the waters off Mexico's Yucat·n Peninsula, Mexican marine biologist Claudia Padilla trained last spring to earn her "wings"-or, perhaps more apt, her "fins"-as the pilot of a deep-sea submersible vessel.
Although the situation is troubling, Padilla and her colleagues are hopeful that coral populations can be revived, and that the results of their research will help guide conservation efforts in the region.
Over several days of diving in the submersible, Padilla was able to learn more about the status of fl coral in the area than she otherwise could have obtained in many weeks of research using conventional diving techniques.
www.ambergriscaye.com /pages/town/article54.html   (877 words)

 Black coral jewelry by Vince's Gallery.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The fl coral used in making my jewelry comes from the Red Sea and was harvested by my son and I in 1975.
Black Coral ring (called a Body Ring)set in sterling silver.
Black Coral heart shaped pendant set in sterling silver.
www.angelfire.com /az2/vincesgallery   (1788 words)

 Black coral necklace
Coral is believed to contain the 'life essence' of the Mother Goddess and as such has been important for many centuries in healing.
The word coral is derived from two Greek words meaning "daughter of the sea".
Coral brings about inner changes and can banish foolishness, nervousness, fear, depression, panic and nightmares.
www.crystal-cure.com /jewelry-coral3.html   (100 words)

 Black coral meaning
Coral is the result of accumulated skeletal masses from these polyps.
Red coral is considered the most sought after color but coral also can be found in pink, white, yellow and fl.
Dark red coral is used for heating and stimulating the bloodstream.
www.crystal-cure.com /coral-black.html   (219 words)

 BlackCoral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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 black coral necklace Necklaces/Pendants - Compare Prices and Reviews - Shop Smart at Shopzilla!
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 Web Design in Costa Rica, Central America and the USA
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 MAUI BLACK CORAL DIRECT FROM THE DIVERS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
We offer a fine selection of unique handcrafted jewelry made from authentic Hawaiian Black Coral; direct from the divers.
See our selection of fine fl coral jewelry.
The Au'au channel, between the islands of Maui and Lanai is home of some of the richest fl coral beds in the world.
www.mauiblackcoral.com   (74 words)

 Maui Divers Jewelry - Black Coral, Tahitian Black Pearl, Hawaiian Jewelry
Located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu, Maui Divers Jewelry is the largest jewelry manufacturer in Hawaii Founded in 1959, we’re credited with the discovery of Hawaiian Black Coral as well as the rare Hawaiian Gold Coral.
We’re renowned for our unique, high-quality handcrafted designs featuring not only all precious corals, but also pearls, Hawaiian gold, diamonds and other beautiful gemstones.
The majority of our jewelry is handcrafted from design sketch, to casting and final stone setting in our world-famous Jewelry Design Center in Honolulu….and all of our jewelry come with a lifetime guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship to ensure lasting memories of paradise.
www.mauidivers.com   (163 words)

 Surf-n-Turf: Black Coral Sea Fans
Although a Black Coral Sea Fan with its lacy detail appears very fragile, it is actually remarkably sturdy.
Tell me the approximate size and colors you need and I will make it up for you and e-mail you photos for your approval.
Plain, undecorated fl coral sea fans are also available.
www.shellcraft.net /fans.html   (235 words)

 eBay - black coral sea ..., Loose Beads, Rocks, Fossils, Minerals items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Black Raw Stem Coral/from the depth of Deep Sea!
GJ Black Sea Opal Lentils Lampwork Beads Coral cream
Black Sea Fan Fish Tank / Aquarium Coral Decoration
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=black+coral+sea+...&krd=1   (718 words)

 Black Coral Jewelry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Estate piece;Black onyx with 14K gold beads and strands of red coral with carved onyx flower US$250.00
Black coral triangular beads with bc beads between US$35
Black coral spider branch with bc beads US$45
home.hawaii.rr.com /coralisles/blkcorpr.html   (34 words)

 Necklace Black Coral - countrycornerenchantinggifts.com
These beautiful highly polished Black Coral Necklaces are all Hand Carved by Geovanny Chavez in Monte Cristi, Ecuador.
The Fob's are made from either Black Coral or Espondilus, a Conch Shell.
Black Coral Necklace with Black Coral Fob: Add $10.00
countrycornerenchantinggifts.com /pro83156.html   (74 words)

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