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        Coral: What Does it Eat?

        Coral polyps are mostly stomach, with a mouth on top. Symbiotic algae, zooxanthellae, live in the coral and provide them with energy. Corals also snatch zooplankton and other food particles right out of the water.

         

        To learn more, check out our online coral reef ecology curriculum: 

        https://www.livingoceansfoundation.org/education/portal/course/feeding/

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