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Predator’s Paradise

Colorful fish swimming near coral.  For at least 25 million years, coral reefs have been home to some of the oceans richest wildlife communities.  Coral looks like rock, but its alive, and it comes in myriad shapes and sizes.

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Explore the living, breathing, colorful mountains of coral that shelter an extraordinarily diverse group of species of every color, shape and behavior. See how these living gardens protect the egg of a tiny zebra shark about to hatch, and how a hermit crab latches onto venomous anemone for protection. Go to apeaceful lagoon with a mother whale and her newborn calf.