Saturday, November 22, 2014


Corals are marine invertebrates in the class Anthozoa of phylum Cnidaria. They typically live in compact colonies of many identical individual polyps. The group includes the important reef builders that inhabit tropical oceans and secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton.

A coral "head" is a colony of myriad genetically identical polyps. Each polyp is a spineless animal typically only a few millimeters in diameter and a few centimeters in length. A set of tentacles surround a central mouth opening. An exoskeleton is excreted near the base. Over many generations, the colony thus creates a large skeleton that is characteristic of the species.

Hereunder are some analogue photos of wonderful coral undersea.

Under the Sea of Glass - Redux by T. Scott Carlisle

Untitled by davidhartstone

Coral by taylorsling

{film.157} by Buttons Magee

coral reef by schattenwerk

Coral by Let It Be Raw

Colonize by mathewm

000048 by sleepy people

Untitled by sivibe

サンシャイン水族館 by empitsu88

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