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Coral: animal, vegetal and mineral

Pete West / BioQuest Studios

Tara Expeditions Foundation

Tara Expeditions Foundation

Tara Pacific expedition 2016-2018
Coral is a couple composed of an animal (a polyp) and a vegetal alga living in symbiosis within a limestone exoskeleton. The coral structure is built by the polyp, and the micro-alga provides it with nutrients via photosynthesis.

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