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A branch of red Mediterranean coral (Corallium rubrum), displayed on a crystal pedestal (Strait of Gibraltar - Morocco).

A branch of red Mediterranean coral (Corallium rubrum), displayed on a crystal pedestal (Strait of Gibraltar - Morocco). Stock Photo
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Contributor:

M@rcel / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

EN253R

File size:

37.8 MB (0.6 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

2969 x 4453 px | 25.1 x 37.7 cm | 9.9 x 14.8 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

April 26, 2015

Location:

Strait of Gibraltar Morocco

More information:

A branch of red Mediterranean coral displayed on a crystal pedestal (Strait of Gibraltar - Morocco). The red coral (Corallium rubrum) is the carbonate of lime, axis of a Gorgonian stem (Gorgonidae - Alcyonaria Group), chiefly found in the Mediterranean Sea. It lives in semi-dark habitats in the coralligenous zone of sublittoral hard bottoms. Gathered commercially for jewellery, Torre del Greco (Italy) is the main centre of coral-working industries.