Meredith C. Swartwout, Ph.D. Candidate, Biological Sciences
Dried Mount Oceanic Specimen
The Moosehorn Coral (Acropora palmata) is so named for its shape and structure. Coral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth and coral is arguably one of the most important animals in the ocean. Unfortunately, corals are in danger from climate change, pollution, and mechanical destruction due to human activities. Did you know that corals are closely related to jellyfish and sea anemones?
University of Arkansas Museum
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moosehorn coral, coral, invertebrate, coral reefs, ecosystems, conservation, marine animal, zoology