Staghorn

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adjective Referring to a pattern or morphology which has short angled branching from a central point
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He had had a strong impulse to rush up to Rogojin, and repeat his words of the morning "Whose eyes are they?" Instead he had fled from the station, and knew nothing more, until he found himself gazing into the window of a cutler's shop, and wondering if a knife with a staghorn handle would cost more than sixty copecks.
Two miles east of the Wardroom, Staghorns well (Crows Nest 19-12-08 1H) in SEC 8 T19N R12W, achieved a peak 24-hour rate of 1,180 boepd (76% oil), at 240 boepd per 1,000 ft.
Jerichos STACK JV owns a 47% working interest alongside Staghorn Petroleum II LLC (Staghorn) in the Wardroom.
"That's why we're wrapping crime scene tape this week around those bleached coral heads, those dead staghorns. That's why we're taking crime scene photos with underwater cameras.
Corals like the staghorns and Acropora are most vulnerable to temperature stress or disease.he coral immune system is mainly protected by melanin, which may also be used to stop harmful UV light from reaching the symbiotic algae and causing bleaching.
Jim did a lot of the heavy lifting, hoisting the big staghorns into the oak trees, for example.
A garden that revealed itself a little at a time with magical features on every turn--epiphytes, staghorn ferns, naturalized orchids in the old oak canopy and mature palms--and looked like it belonged and had always been, there."
Pillars of green rose skywards, festooned with birds-nest ferns, bulbous clumps of elkhorns, pendulous staghorns and the occasional orchid.
Only 18 species of staghorns exist in the world (along with many varieties and hybrids); and just one species, the Platycerium andinum, is native to the Americas, specifically the Amazon-Andes mountain region of Peru and Bolivia.
Staghorns can be divided into two groups by the way they reproduce: those that send out "pups," or baby plants, that grow from the root system, and those that reproduce via spores (brown dust-like seeds).
For the first time known by scientists, a team of students led by Ken Nedimyer of the Coral Restoration Foundation collected staghorn coral gametes spawned during August's full moon from adult corals that, years earlier, had been cut as juveniles, grown in a coral nursery and transplanted into new coral habitat in Keys waters.
Staghorn and elkhorn corals, both classified as threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act, are the primary reef-building corals in the Keys and the Caribbean.