Story: Corals, anemones and jellyfish

Bamboo coral

Bamboo coral

Bamboo corals are named for the striking appearance of their jointed skeletons. When alive they are covered with polyps. Bamboo corals can grow several metres high and form dense thickets. They live in deep water.

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Dennis Gordon, 'Corals, anemones and jellyfish - True corals and sea anemones', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 April 2023)

Story by Dennis Gordon, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 26 Sep 2016