Plant or Animal: What Exactly is Coral?

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Coral and coral reef are some of those terms that are important to know but can be easily overlooked. Maybe your first introduction to a coral reef was in a popular movie about a clownfish. Maybe you have visited a reef before but you still are not really sure what you were looking at. By knowing what corals are we can better understand how important they are to the oceans and appreciate them that much more!