What Do Corals Eat?

Coral: What Does it Eat?

Online Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum Video: What Do Corals Eat?

Do you know… what do corals eat?

In this What Do Corals Eat video, you’ll learn about what types of food sources corals eat and how.

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: http://www.lof.org/education/portal/course/feeding/

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