The life of Blue Coral
By: Jason Emenalo and Damir Williams
The Unique and Primitive Blue Coral
Blue corals are hermatypic, meaning they have microscopic algae found in their tissue. The algae found in the coral play a major role in the blue coral's lives by the development of growth. During photosynthesis, the algae produces energy - rich molecules that are nutritious to the polyps.
Instead of releasing sperm and eggs into water, blue corals reproduce sexually by brooding. One to two larvae is produced inside polyps and is then released after the polyps attached to a colony making a secure, suitable environment for adult growth and reproduction.