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Cotton Candy Corals
Dendronephthya sp.

Jewelfish swim among the branches of Cotton Candy Coral in the Red Sea.

Hurghada, Red Sea
 
Sea Facts:

The first coral reefs formed about 500 million years ago. Corals are divided into two broad categories: soft and hard. Hard corals, like brain coral, secrete calcium carbonate (limestone), which gives them their rocklike texture.

 

Cotton Candy Coral

 
         
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