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They are part of a group of animals called Arthropods that account for 80% of all animal species.

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Coral Reefs After Sunset

coral reef after dark

Most coral reef studies are done in the daytime, when scientists are up and about. But action on the coral reef goes on 24 hrs a day. So what happens when the sun sets and the moon comes out, or when the moon doesn’t come out? We also think of coral reefs as shallow water ecosystems, but on tropical atolls like Tetiaroa the reef slope quickly descends to thousands of meters. Every night deep ocean fish and plankton rise to the surface and interact with reef fish and larvae in a frenzy of feeding and escape.

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