Emma Hartswick. Adaptations in coral reefs. http://www.gefcoral.org/Portals/25/targeted_research/Jord%C3%A1n-Garza%20Photo%201.%20Counting%20corals_web5.jpg. What are coral reefs?. Coral reefs form because of polyps, which are soft bodied organisms related to anemone and jellyfish
There are many types of adaptations that aid organisms in survival, but those most common in reefs are
Porcupinefish also have special beak-like mouths that are well suited to crushing the crunchy critters that they eat
Isolated proteins in venom have painkilling effects for humans more potent and less harmful than morphine.
Intricate shell design prized by collectors.
“tooth” can reach any part of shell, making it unsafe to pick up.
Budding: from stomach that liquefy and absorb its tissues
Brooding from stomach that liquefy and absorb its tissues
Both forms of sexual reproduction increase Coral diversity and thus, the survival of the species