The Department Of Marine & Wildlife Resources

The Department Of Marine & Wildlife Resources

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Coral Polyp feeding activity

Sione Lam Yuen having a coral polyp feeding activity with Ofu and Olosega kids. Sione is teaching them that coral can feed during daytime by using the Zooxanthellae that uses sunlight for food and energy source; same process that plants use Photosynthesis. At nighttime the coral polyp uses tentacles to get food from the current in the ocean. So this activity is basically the coral polyp feeding at nighttime, Sione is the current that is carrying food which is cereal, and the students are polyps that are waiting for zooplanktons. Zooplanktons are microscopic animals that are food to living things such as coral polyps, Baleen Whales and other marine organisms.

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