Birdsnest Coral (10”x10x7”)
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Birdsnest coral is native to the Indo-Pacific region. Its range extends from East Africa, Madagascar and the Red Sea through the Indian Ocean to tropical Australia, Japan, the South China Sea and the island groups in the West and Central Pacific. It occurs on reefs and reef flats, mostly at depths between 3 and 15 m (10 and 49 ft). It forms a tangled, bushy clump of fragile, slender, tapering branches with pointed tips. These clumps can grow to a metre (yard) across. In shallow positions with strong water movement the branches are thicker than they are in deeper or turbid habitats in sheltered positions. The coral form neat rows of oval cup-shaped depressions with raised rims from which the polyps protrude at night. This coral can be cream, pink, yellow, brown or blue
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.
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.