Corals Rock

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Event type: Talk, meet the scientist

Location: Attenborough Studio

Ticket prices:

Free, no booking required

With their hard surfaces, corals are sometimes mistaken for rocks. But unlike rocks, corals are alive.

Their hardened core is a skeleton that houses a colony of tiny animals. These beautiful structures can also be preserved as fossils of corals that lived millions of years ago.

Fossil corals hold important information about the past environment of our oceans and can provide clues about how to protect modern coral reefs.

Explore the amazing diversity of corals with a Museum scientist who has travelled the world to study modern and fossil corals.

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How to find the Attenborough Studio

The Attenborough Studio is in the Darwin Centre in the Orange Zone.

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