Cup coral polyps

Cup coral polyps

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Credit: LIONEL, TIM & ALISTAIR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Cup coral polyps. Each polyp has several tentacles surrounding its mouth. The tentacles catch plankton from the water and pass them to the mouth to be eaten. Cup corals may live in colonies, or individually on the surface of the seabed. Photographed in the Red Sea.

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