Blue Coral Tumble

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Blue Coral Tumble

Blue coral, also known as Heliopora coerulea, is a species of colonial coral found in tropical regions of the Indo-Pacific, including the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean. It typically grows in shallow, clear waters, often forming large colonies on the reef slopes and flats.

Appearance-wise, blue coral is characterized by its distinctive blue coloration, which ranges from pale blue to vibrant turquoise. Unlike other types of coral, which are primarily composed of calcium carbonate, blue coral has a unique blue skeleton made of a protein called coenenchyme. This protein gives the coral its blue hue and also provides flexibility, allowing the colonies to withstand wave action and other environmental stressors.

Blue coral colonies can vary in size, with some reaching several meters in diameter. Individual polyps within the colony are small and have tiny tentacles that extend to capture plankton and other small organisms for food. When the polyps are retracted, the coral takes on a smooth appearance, but when they are extended, the surface may appear fuzzy or rough due to the presence of the tentacles.

Due to its vibrant color and unique appearance, blue coral is sometimes used in jewelry and decorative items. However, it is important to note that blue coral is protected in many areas due to overharvesting and habitat destruction, so it is essential to ensure that any products made from blue coral are obtained legally and sustainably.

Chakra: Throat, Third Eye (Brow)
Zodiac: Aquarius, Sagittarius
Vibration: 8, 22
Mohs Scale: 3.5

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