Asked in BiologyOceanographyCorals and Coral Reefs
What are the meanings of 'coral' and 'coral reef'?
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 .