Coral reef research

Coral reef research

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Caption: Coral reef research. Researcher removing a plastic resin mould that has been made of a coral exoskeleton as part of research on coral reefs. Details of the structure can be used to identify coral species. Corals are microscopic marine polyps that form colonies and secrete minerals to build the exoskeleton structure seen here. Photographed at the University of Newcastle, UK.

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