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?
see scale bar.
Grid reference: 904
This page is maintained by Roger Suthren
18 November, 2008