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Caption: Animation of a journey into the mouth and body of a coral polyp. The polyp resides on its stony coral colony, where it uses its six tentacles to sift plankton from the water. Food particles are passed into its central mouth, which links directly to its stomach cavity. Nutrients are absorbed by the lining of the cavity, which is formed of radially-arranged septa. The body of the polyp is formed of a jelly-like material called mesoglea.

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Inside a coral polyp

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Duration: 00:00:37.12

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