Branch Coral 530
Bring the beauty of the great outdoors to your home with our Lifelike Branch Artificial Decoration! This whimsical piece adds a touch of nature to any space.
- Precision molded from real coral skeleton for a lifelike appearance
- Accurately captures the unique shape and texture of natural branch coral
- Ideal for creating an authentic ocean-inspired decor in your home or office
- Low maintenance and long-lasting, made from high-quality, durable materials
- A unique and visually striking piece that adds a touch of the ocean to any setting
- No harm to natural coral reefs, making it a sustainable and eco-friendly option.
- Made in the USA
Ready to add a touch of the great outdoors to your space? Order your Artificial Branch Coral today!
The branch coral (Acropora florida) is a species of acroporid coral found in the southwest and northern Indian Ocean, the central Indo-Pacific, Australia, Southeast Asia, Japan and the East China Sea, Cook Islands and the oceanic west Pacific Ocean. It can be found in shallow reefs on the reef tops, walls and slopes to depths of 30 m. Colonies of Acropora florida consist of thick upright, and sometimes horizontal, branches growing from a sprawling or encrusting base. There are side branches and small branchlets which resemble knobs. The corallites are evenly spread. The colour of this coral varies, and may be pinkish-brown or some shade of green. Acropora florida or branch coral 530 is a zooxanthellate species of coral. It obtains most of its nutritional needs from the symbiotic dinoflagellates that live inside its soft tissues. These photosynthetic organisms provide the coral with organic carbon and nitrogen, sometimes providing up to 90% of their host’s energy needs for metabolism and growth. Its remaining needs are met by the planktonic organisms caught by the tentacles of the polyps. Branch Coral 530 is a common species and no species-specific threats have been identified. The main threats faced by corals in general are related to climate change and the mechanical destruction of their coral reef habitats; increasing damage from extreme weather events, rising sea water temperatures and ocean acidification. A coral “group” is a colony of myriad genetically identical polyps. Each polyp is a sac-like animal typically only a few millimeters in diameter and a few centimeters in height. A set of tentacles surround a central mouth opening. Each polyp excretes an exoskeleton near the base. Over many generations, the colony thus creates a skeleton characteristic of the species which can measure up to several meters in size. Individual colonies grow by asexual reproduction of polyps. Corals also breed sexually by spawning: polyps of the same species release gametes simultaneously overnight, often around a full moon. Fertilized eggs form planulae, a mobile early form of the coral polyp which when mature settles to form a new colony.
|Dimensions||8 × 3 × 12 in|
Light Green, Purple
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