TITLE

Coral

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Coral, a hard material formed in the sea by colonies of tiny animals called coral polyps. These polyps are related to the sea anemones and jellyfish. Most kinds of coral polyps extract calcium from seawater and convert it into limestone shelters; these polyps are called hard, or true, corals. Other kinds of coral polyps convert calcium or protein into internal skeletons; these polyps are called soft corals.
ACCESSION #
37309958

 

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