Sentence Examples with the word Gorgonia

The Axifera comprise those corals that have a horny or calcified axis, which in position corre sponds to the axis of the Pseudaxonia, but, unlike it, is never formed of fused spicules; the most familiar example is the pink sea-fan, Gorgonia cavolinii, which is found in abundance in 10-25 fathoms of water off the English coasts (fig.

In Gorgonia the axis remains horny throughout life, but in many forms it is further strengthened by a deposit of calcareous matter.