Black Coral Sea Gems
FLORIDA GORGONIAN BLACK CORAL: Closely related to coral, Gorgonians are sessile colonial marine animals; known under several different names, including sea whips and sea fans. Coral grows like a tree in water, symbolizing the Tree of Life emerging from the origin of life. It presents protection and the beauty of life. All living beings on Earth, from bacteria to humans, are connected through descent from common ancestors and represent the summation of their corresponding, long evolutionary history.