While doing my research, I found out that my parents have replicas of coral. These replicas are meant to feel and look like real coral. Coral is an animal that takes hundreds of years to grow and to develop. Without coral, the coral reef would not be able to survive. Coral provides food, shelter and protection for the animals on the coral reef. Coral s the life line of the reef.

These coral artifacts helped my research by giving me a chance to touch and examine coral. I was able to feel the bumps and ridges of each piece. I was also able to understand how fragile the coral is and how easily is could break.