Finger coral

Finger coral

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Caption: Finger coral (Porites compressa). Corals consist of colonies of individual animals called polyps (not seen). The polyps are simple creatures, with a ring of tentacles leading to a gullet. Hard corals, such as the finger coral, secrete calcium carbonate, which forms a protective skeleton around the polyps. When the polyp dies the skeleton remains and new polyps grow on top of it, forming a coral reef. Photographed in the Red Sea.

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