Science & Nature
Images via: Coral at Abu Dabab Reefs, Red Sea, Egypt by Derek Keats, Brain Coral by Ryan Somma, Soft Corals by Matt Kieffer, Coral (Goniopora) by Samuel Chow, Coral Slime by Jason Hollinger, Brain Coral by Steve L. Martin, Coral by Markus Mindaugas Urban, Large coral polyps out at night by Derek Keats, Bubble Coral by Samuel Chow, Brain Coral by Hadley Paul Garland
Alexandria’s Genesis, also known as ”violet eyes” (a mutation). When someone is born with Alexandria’s Genesis, his eyes are blue or gray at birth.After six months, the eyes begin to change their original color to purple, and it lasts six months. During puberty, the color deepens to dark purple, a purple color, a royal purple, or blue-violet and remains so. It does not affect a person’s vision. Women that are born with this genetic mutation do not menstruate, but are fully fertile.
Reddish-magenta beryl, in a color sometimes described as “gooseberry red” is the rarest form of beryl (a mineral family which includes emerald, aquamarine, morganite, golden beryl and goshenite). The only locality for red beryl crystals suitable for faceting is in the Wah Wah Mountains near Beaver, Utah. This is the only place in the world where gem quality red beryl has been found.