Description: Coral is an invertabrate. That means they have no backbone. Coral is made of tiny organisms that have died. It is covered in tiny organisms that are alive. The animals are called polyps. They are many different sizes and colors. They eat by capturing prey in their tentacles. One opening serves as both anus and mouth for coral. It secretes calcium carbonate.
What it eats: Coral eats plankton. At night, it extends its tentacles to catch and paralyze plankton.
Where it lives: Coral lives only as deep as light can reach in the ocean.
Daily life/habits: Coral reproduces by asexual budding.
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