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ˈstægˌhɔrnstaghorn coral

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  1. staghorn coral, stag's-horn coralnoun

    large branching coral resembling antlers

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  1. Staghorn coral

    The staghorn coral is a branching, stony coral with cylindrical branches ranging from a few centimetres to over two metres in length and height. It occurs in back reef and fore reef environments from 0 to 30 m depth. The upper limit is defined by wave forces, and the lower limit is controlled by suspended sediments and light availability. Fore reef zones at intermediate depths 5–25 m were formerly dominated by extensive single-species stands of staghorn coral until the mid-1980s. This coral exhibits the fastest growth of all known western Atlantic fringe corals, with branches increasing in length by 10–20 cm per year. This has been one of the three most important Caribbean corals in terms of its contribution to reef growth and fishery habitat.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of staghorn coral in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of staghorn coral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of staghorn coral in a Sentence

  1. Lyle Vail:

    The bright blue staghorn coral is ... fluorescing – another sign a coral is in distress.

  2. Ken Nedimyer:

    We started with one species and now we are working with seven or eight, we started with just three genetic strains of staghorn coral, now we have about 150 genetic strains. ... It's just getting a lot bigger.

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