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Definition of Coral

Coral

  1. The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed by some Bryozoa.
  2. The ovaries of a cooked lobster; -- so called from their color.
  3. A piece of coral, usually fitted with small bells and other appurtenances, used by children as a plaything.

Coral Quotations

Ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There's still time, but not a lot, to turn things around.
Sylvia Earle

Coral reefs represent some of the world's most spectacular beauty spots, but they are also the foundation of marine life: without them many of the sea's most exquisite species will not survive.
Sheherazade Goldsmith

Ice ages have come and gone. Coral reefs have persisted.
Sylvia Earle

The more we heat up the planet, the more it costs all of us, not just in money, but in colossal famines, displacements, deaths, and species extinctions, as well as in the loss of some of the things that make this planet a blue-green jewel, including its specialized habitats from the melting Arctic to bleaching coral reefs.
Rebecca Solnit

The Bahamas has mangrove nurseries, coral reefs, shallow sea grass beds, and deep oceanic trenches - all perfect ecosystems for sharks. Photographing multiple shark species in exquisite water was the assignment I had dreamed about from the start.
Brian Skerry
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Coral Translations

coral in French is corail
coral in German is Koralle
coral in Hungarian is korall
coral in Italian is corallo
coral in Spanish is coral
coral in Swedish is korall
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