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Corals and Coral Reefs

What are the meanings of 'coral' and 'coral reef'?

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October 21, 2011 5:37PM

Coral Reefs - are stony structures formed underwater . They are mostly madeup of the framework of dead corals . They come in different sizes , shapes , and colors making them look like a beautiful sea garden .

Coral - are large colonies of small animals called POLYPS . These polyps reside within a cup-like calcium carbonate skeleton .