(n.) The hard parts or skeleton of various Anthozoa, and of a few Hydrozoa. Similar structures are also formed by some Bryozoa.
(n.) The ovaries of a cooked lobster; -- so called from their color.
(n.) A piece of coral, usually fitted with small bells and other appurtenances, used by children as a plaything.
(1) One of the main users is coastal planning organizations and conservation organizations that are working on coral reefs.
(2) What are the major threats that face the world's coral reefs and what more needs to be done to protect them?
(3) But the study’s co-author Mark Hay, a professor from the Georgia Institute of Technology, said the discovery here was that greater carbon concentrations led to “some algae producing more potent chemicals that suppress or kill corals more rapidly”, in some cases in just weeks.
(4) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Table corals provide an excellent hiding place for smaller fish.
(5) But the Guardian can now reveal Australia will also need to report on how it is dealing with the current bleaching, where almost a quarter of the coral on the reef has been killed.
(6) Guillermo Diaz-Pulido, a Griffith University associate professor, said the research was “a major step forward in understanding how seaweeds can harm corals and has important implications for comprehending the consequences of increased carbon dioxide emissions on the health of the Great Barrier Reef”.
(7) A new allele of white-coral (wco2) was isolated from Canton S after mutagenesis.
(8) The Infinity towel comes in colours more vibrant than one might expect from an eco-friendly product, including coral, green, blue and violet.
(9) Warming water will make it hard for many of the reef’s corals to survive, while the acidification of the oceans will hinder the ability of remaining corals to form their skeletons.
(10) Tyr190 may react with the coral toxin by nucleophilic addition at one of the carbons associated with an epoxide, and may form part of the alkylammonium-binding subsite of the acetylcholine recognition site.
(11) A recent study suggests that coral disease is doubled when dredging occurs near reefs, although supporters of the dredging have repeatedly insisted it can be done safely and that the Abbot Point sediment will be dumped around 40km from the nearest reef.
(12) This process hinders the ability of corals to produce the skeletal building blocks of reefs.
(13) We’re currently due to fly back on Friday afternoon and were not too concerned about it just yet.” Mohammed Sami, general manager of the Coral Sea Sensatori, one of Sharm el-Sheikh’s largest resorts, said the move had created uncertainty for holidaymakers.
(14) Incidentally, it’s the algae that give the coral its colour; and so when it’s ejected, the coral takes on a ghostly white hue, giving rise to the term “bleaching”.
(15) So are you optimistic then about the future survival of the world's coral reefs in the long term?
(16) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef worse than for decades The photos were taken from around Lizard Island by Lyle Vale from Coral Watch at the University of Queensland .
(17) So we looked at the economic contribution of tourists to that area and compared it with the cost of interventions to improve water quality and coral reef health in that area.
(18) Freed of the need to wave their tentacles around to hunt for food, the coral can devote more energy to secreting the mineral calcium carbonate, from which they form a stony exoskeleton.
(19) It was the fourth mass bleaching to hit the reef in recorded history – all since 1998 – and coral scientists are alarmed the increasing regularity of these events gives stressed coral precious little chance to recover.
(20) In areas near the loaders, enough has accumulated to have a toxic effect on the corals that grow there.
(n.) An architectural member, upright, and generally ending in a small spire, -- used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire, and the like. Pinnacles may be considered primarily as added weight, where it is necessary to resist the thrust of an arch, etc.
(n.) Anything resembling a pinnacle; a lofty peak; a pointed summit.
(v. t.) To build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles.
(1) Pinnacle, one of the biggest MPPI providers, blames "wider global financial uncertainty".
(2) For actors of a certain masculine bent, James Bond has long been viewed as a career pinnacle.
(3) The prize for doing that, however, would be the pinnacle of a scientific career.
(4) The takeaway from this pinnacle study is that securing protected areas alone is not enough.
(5) Another said: "The problem with PMQs isn't so much that it's shouty but that the so-called pinnacle of political debate in this country is two men trading petty insults and making nasty jokes about the other while the rest of parliament boos and cheers behind them.
(6) "Winning Wimbledon is the pinnacle of tennis," Murray said afterwards, still in something of a daze a good half hour after the final point.
(7) At the Montenvers railway turn right and zigzag easily up the extra 150m to grab great views of the pinnacles of the Aiguille Verte at 4,122m, Les Drus and the Mer de Glace (sea of ice).
(8) The quarter-final appearances under Sven-Göran Eriksson in two previous World Cups and one European championship in Portugal will now be seen as the pinnacle of their collective achievement.
(9) Suzy Rojtman, of the French national collective for women’s rights, said: “If we have a lot of attackers from the top political class who can harass and assault people unpunished at the pinnacle of the system of political power, think about what others in society are getting away with.” French female journalists are fighting back against sexist politicians | Lénaïg Bredoux Read more Caroline De Haas, a high-profile feminist and former government adviser, said sexual harassment was not unique to France, but in French politics it was happening with a sense of impunity and “an absence of understanding of what violence is to women”.
(10) Our political class is indeed the pinnacle of smug regurgitation.
(11) Parbuckling is a common means of salvaging wrecked vessels, but it has never been used on one of the Concordia's size – the cruise ship is 290 metres (950ft) long – let alone one balancing precariously on two rock pinnacles on a steep slope.
(12) With relatively gentle trail gradients and relentless cliff-top views down to the eroded pinnacles of the lowlands, this is one of Africa's great trekking destinations.
(13) The Heron tower, which stands in Bishopsgate next to Liverpool Street station, has just opened, while several other towers are under development, including the Pinnacle, which is also in Bishopsgate.
(14) The model for this policy is the United States, which represents the pinnacle of private enterprise in the health field.
(15) The spacewalk is the pinnacle of any mission, and something that only a minority of astronauts get to do.
(16) Female chief executives like Ellen Pao may reach the pinnacle in business only to discover that they have risen to the top of a precarious “glass cliff”.
(17) Hodgson is the only man on the FA's shortlist – the body stressed that the meeting on Monday was less an "interview" and more "discussions" over the role – with the former Internazionale, Switzerland and Fulham manager having previously stressed that he perceives the job as "the pinnacle" of his career after previously missing out to Kevin Keegan in 1999 and Sven-Goran Eriksson two years later.
(18) Yet this headline – and the accompanying 6,000-word article attacking debt-fuelled growth – has sparked weeks of speculation over an alleged political feud at the pinnacle of Chinese politics between the president, Xi Jinping, and the prime minister, Li Keqiang, the supposed steward of the Chinese economy .
(19) Pinnacle says its policies offer "peace of mind and reassurance", and adds: "Customers can reduce the level of cover should they want."
(20) Pinnacles has one campsite on the east side of the park, which is more developed than the western entrance.