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Brain Coral

Faviidae

Description:

Brain corals are actually animals. Colonies of polyps secreting a hard skeleton of calcium carbonate create the brain coral, which can live for hundreds of years. The appearance of brain coral ridges ranges from flattened to folded to figure-eight shaped.

Habitat:

Hunting Caye, Belize.

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joanbstanley
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joanbstanley

Belize

Spotted on Oct 13, 2013
Submitted on Nov 12, 2013

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