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A fan-like soft coral
shallow sea water in the Caribbean
It is definitely a great resource. Thanks for your feedback Ava :)
Cool. This is what i love about PN: learning new things all the time.
I agree with chesterbperry. The organism is the polyp, which bulds the coral structure.
I would disagree Ava, the organism is secreting calcium carbonate, and once it is dead the structure will remain.
I don't think corals belong in Nests, hives, bowers etc because they are growing, not being built by an organism.
Spotted on May 28, 2011 Submitted on Jul 15, 2012