Corals Are Alive!

In this gallery

Potato chip coral
Staghorn coral
Cat’s eye coral
Lobe coral
Hybrid angelfish
Engineer goby
Target mandarinfish

What exactly is a coral? Is it a rock, a plant or an animal?

In the Corals Are Alive! you will discover that corals are indeed living animals that can grow, reproduce and build their own skeletons! How old would you be if you were the same size as one of our large Hawaiian corals? Why do corals need clean, clear water and sunlight to grow? What is zooxanthellae? Find out in the Corals Are Alive! Gallery.