Coral

Corals are the hard skeletons of small animal colonies.They depend on algae to convert sunlight into energy, and only live in clear, shallow seas. Ancient corals probably lived in similar habitats.

Find out more on the corals page.

Common name

Coral

Scientific name

Isastraea greenoughi

Type

Other


Strata

Corallian Group, Ringstead Coral Bed

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

158 million years

Where found

Weymouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.04527