Unit: P21

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Polished section through part of a colony of the tabulate coral Favosites sp.

  • The vertical structures are the edges of the narrow corallites produced by the small individual coral polyps

  • The horizontal structures are the tabulae, marking successive positions of the top of the corallite as it built up

  • Think about the structure of this coral, and look at the samples in the lab. Was this colony adapted to live in low or high energy conditions?

Scale: see scale bar.

Grid reference: 904 286

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