Pillar coral polyps

Pillar coral polyps

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Caption: Pillar coral polyps. Pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) is a large coral whose colonies can reach up to three metres in height. The coral is unusual in that the polyps emerge to feed in the day. Most hard corals are nocturnal. Coral polyps are simple animals with tentacles surrounding a central mouth. Millions of individual polyps live together, secreting a rocky substance around their colony for protection and support. Photographed off Andros Island in the Bahamas, in the Caribbean Sea.

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