Coral polyps

Coral polyps

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Caption: Coral polyps (Physogyra sp.), close-up. The central mouth of each polyp is surrounded by a ring of tentacles which are normally retracted during the day. Each individual polyp is then embedded in a skeleton of calcium carbonate and is linked to the rest of the colony with tissue covering the outside as well as through channels set into the stone-like skeleton.

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Keywords: animal, asia, asian, biological, biology, close-up, coelenterate, coral, corals, fauna, invertebrate, invertebrates, malaysia, mouth, nature, physogyra sp., polyp, polyps, pulau kapalai, sabah, tentacles, underwater, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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