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Coral Reef Inhabitants

Check out some of these incredible creatures who you'll find in Dive Discovery or Nemo's Kingdom during your visit!

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Coral Reef Inhabitants

Coral Reefs are one of the most beautiful and important habitats on Earth. They cover less than 1% of the ocean floor, yet over 25% (that's 1 quarter) of marine species depend on this habitat in some way for survival.

The Coral itself might look like rock or plant but it is actually a type of animal! From the same family as Jellyfish and Sea Anemones, Corals are made up of millions of individual polyps all growing on top of each other. Each of these polyps lives within a shell but sticks out little stinging tentacles to catch plankton in the current. Coral polyps share their shell with algae which provides them with most of their food using photosynthesis. In exchange the Coral offers the algae a safe house so they both get a good deal!

When Corals are stressed by pollution, temperature or acidity changes, they spit out the algae from their shells. This is known as Coral bleaching as it is the algae which gives them colour and without it they turn white. Coral cannot survive for long without this algae. 

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Coral Reef Inhabitants

Coral Reefs are one of the most beautiful and important habitats on Earth. They cover less than 1% of the ocean floor, yet over 25% (that's 1 quarter) of marine species depend on this habitat in…

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Clownfish

Did you know that Clownfish live in the venomous tentacles of Sea Anemones? They are one of the only ocean creatures that can do this as they are protected by a layer of slimy mucus on their skin!…

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Lionfish

Lionfish are covered in venomous spines and therefore have few predators! They are one of the most venomous fish in the sea!

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Pufferfish

These fish can famously suck water in to massively inflate the size of their body to scare off predators. It isn't very good for them as it squashes their internal organs so you should never try to…

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Moray Eel

You'll spot these guys in our Breed Rescue Protect area. Moray Eels have a second set of jaws down their throat to help pull their food down their long body!

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