Authentic Blue Ridge Bladed Coral or Heliopora coerulea, is a unique species of coral in the wild. The two main forms of Heliopora blue coral found in natural reefs range from colonies that have mostly flat-bladed growth (laminar), and colonies which have more branching overall shape (columnar).Place a single piece as a decor accent on a table, bookshelf or anywhere you want to make a statement. This is fragile fossil from the ocean and will have imperfections and its own characteristics and vary slightly from the photos, making them unique gorgeous displays.
DIMENSIONS: 5” x 7”
ORIGIN: Indo-Pacific Ocean
HISTORY & FACTS: There is a current shift to Aquaculture and Sustainability instead of wild harvesting. Particularly in Indonesia, the world’s largest supplier of stony corals and home to more coral reef areas than any other nation, many producers have “learned that if you collect a really beautiful, interesting coral, if you export that, you get to export it one time,” “If you keep it and farm it, you get to export it forever.”
-Courtesy Coral Digest
In addition we actively donate monthly to the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is an environmental NGO that is on a mission to save the world’s coral reefs. www.coral.org
Please note: Understanding the importance and having a strict sense of obligation regarding coral reef ecosystems and their ecology, my supplier has always closely followed both U.S. and international import & export protocol. All documentation from the country of origin and CITES permits when required are submitted to USF&W and US Customs during formal entry procedures.