Coral fishing in the Maldives

Coral fishing in the Maldives

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Credit: DAVID PARKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 19th century illustration of coral fishing in the Maldives. Red coral has been harvested from reef beds for centuries. Corals are marine invertebrates in the class Anthozoa of phylum Cnidaria. The group includes the important reef builders that inhabit tropical oceans and secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton.

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