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Coral reefs

Coral reefs are structures formed from the calcium carbonate secretions of corals. They are colonies of tiny animals in marine areas containing few nutrients.

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Coral reefs

Mermaid's purse

Natural environment; Coral reefs

An egg case of a shark or ray, usually oblong in shape with horns or tendrils.

Lesion

Natural environment; Coral reefs

Any pathological or traumatic discontinuity of tissue, or loss of function of a part.

Jetsam

Natural environment; Coral reefs

Objects that have been thrown overboard in order to lighten a ship when it is in trouble.

Biolimiting

Natural environment; Coral reefs

Relating to the environmental factors determining or restricting the growth of a particular life form.

Chlorophyll d

Natural environment; Coral reefs

The chlorophyll present in red algae, together with chlorophyll a.

Peritoneum

Natural environment; Coral reefs

The mesodermally-derived membrane that lines the coelom and covers the coelomic viscera.

Diploid

Natural environment; Coral reefs

The condition in which a cell contains a nucleus with two complete sets of chromosomes, one set inherited from each parent. The diploid condition is often abbreviated as 2n. Most plants and animals ...

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