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        How Coral Grows

        The Andros Island Coral Reef Diorama at the American Museum of Natural History has been showcasing life below the ocean since the 1930s. This video from DIORAMA and SciTech Now takes a close look at coral polyps, the tiny animals that makes giant coral reefs. Meet dinoflagellates, algae that lives inside coral polyps. Footage from the 1920s and 1930s shows scientists and artists as they study, document, and even paint underwater in order to recreate this setting.

        Analyze the environmental conditions that Coral reefs need to thrive using the Coral Distribution activity found in the Support Materials section below.

        How Coral Grows

        Find out how coral grows in this video from DIORAMA.

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        Coral Reefs are Colorless

        Learn more about coral reefs with this infographic.

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        What is a Diorama?

        What exactly is a diorama? Learn more with this infographic.

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        How to Make a Diorama

        Learn how a diorama is made with this infographic.

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