Where most fossil coral specimens occur in the market as broken junk scraps of a larger colony, this is a superb set of SEVEN COMPLETE and INTACT COLONIES of various extinct species of prehistoric Pliocene corals. While fossil coral can be found in abundance in many regions of the world in small pieces, complete unbroken and undamaged colonies similar to this are uncommon!
For the collector who has fossils from the Pliocene Period and would like to recreate what the ocean floor looked like back then, this would make a fascinating exhibit. Perfect to display with various fossil shark and whale teeth of the time, as well as terrestrial animals of the same era.
Fossil corals are beautiful and fascinating, reminding us of the wonderful creatures that made up prehistoric ocean life. Unlike modern coral which we VEHEMENTLY discourage purchasing for obvious reasons, collecting fossil coral not only broadens ones collection and studies but it also helps to appreciate the beauty beneath the ancient seas and how important and fragile such amazing creatures were and still are. While many species of fossil coral are extinct, others still survive today yet struggle against extinction. Pollution and the modern coral collecting market is directly causing the destruction of massive colonies of these ecologically vital organisms in our oceans.