Cactus Coral (RARE) 11”x7”
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This coral is found in shallow waters on reefs and in lagoons in tropical parts of the IIndo-Pacific region.
Colonies of this species have vertical, irregular, two-sided fronds about 5 cm (2 in) tall and not more than 5 mm (0.2 in) thick. The corallites housing the polyps are very shallow and form widely separated rows parallel to the margins of the fronds. The bases of these fronds may be dead while the upper parts are still alive supported by the skeletal tissue below. The fronds may be clustered together in a supercolony formed from one or more individual colonies and extending for several metres (yards) across the seabed.
Coral is a wonderful accent piece for your beach or vacation home but is just a stunning in more traditional settings. We absolutely love mixing coral with our vintage industrial decor, we find it softens the look and the pop of color and organic shapes really add "wow factor" to the industrial look.
No harm was done to the coral reefs to get this coral. It has been aquacultured or grown in tidal pools to be harvested. They follow strict regulations, just as the timber industry, and replant constantly the coral that is removed.
Treasures from Beneath ONLY sells ocean coral that has been deemed safe by C.I.T.I.E.S., to ensure that international trade in specimens of sea life does not threaten their survival. Much of the sea coral has been farmed for collection which helps coastal coral farming communities.
Please note in the photo, this is natural coral, there may be some irregularities and broken tips from harvesting etc. You will receive exactly what you see here and it will be very carefully packed for safe shipping.