31 Jan '16, 3pm

Seeing the Reef for the Corals

This Image of the Day is the answer to the January puzzler. Colonies of coral polyps are some of the most prolific builders in the world. Coral polyps secrete a material that forms a hard calcium carbonate exoskeleton around their base. That hard base protects against marine predators, and generation after generation of polyps build new exoskeletons on top of the old. Over time, the process builds up coral reefs that can become quite large—in many cases, large enough to be viewed from space. Coral reefs, sometimes called the rainforests of the sea, are one of the most prized ecosystems in the ocean. They are home to about a quarter of all ocean fish species, making them hot spots of biodiversity . They protect shorelines from storms, provide food for millions of people, and provide economic benefits by encouraging tourism. Despite their value, few of the world’s reefs have...

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Seeing the Reef for the Corals

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Jan '16, 11pm

This Image of the Day is the answer to the January puzzler. Colonies of coral polyps are some of the most prolific builder...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Jan '16, 11pm

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inhabitat.com 01 Feb '16, 11am

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