Green Fire Coral 12"x7"
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Fire corals (Millepora) are a genus of colonial marine organisms that exhibit physical characteristics similar to that of coral. The name coral is somewhat misleading, as fire corals are not true corals but are instead more closely related to hydra, making them hydrocorals.
Fire corals are found on reefs in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans and the Caribbean Sea. They form extensive outcrops on projecting parts of the reef where the tidal currents are strong. They are also abundant on upper reef slopes and in lagoons, and occur down to 40 metres (131 ft) deep.
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.