Thursday, January 9, 2014

Fact of the Day: Coral Are Not Plants

While coral were widely believed to be plants, a man named William Herschel used a microscope to see that their cellular structure proved to be different. Coral had animal cells not plant cells. 

19 comments:

DWei said...

I remember learning this High School bio.

Bob Bushell said...

Now, that is something new, cheers Adam.

Dascha said...

Interessting ^^ Love these little facts!

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Ramakrishnan said...

Amazing discovery. Believe it or not he was not a scientist but an astronomer and a music composer. He also discovered the planet Uranus and the existence of infra red radiation ! During his career he also built over 400 telescopes. Truly an astonishing man ! All this information researched from the web :)

Margaret D said...

Clever man.

Dana said...

I agree with the others: clever man.

DEZMOND said...

the same as sea stars

Julie Ann Lozada said...

wow, it's new to me. thanks for the info!

It’s a GIRL Thing

Pat Hatt said...

Learned it a while back but never remembered it until now

Pilar Domínguez said...

Yes! When I was a child I thought corals were plants but then I learnt they are animals. Children amaze when I told them at school. Kisses:)

J. said...

Great bit of trivia!

Unknown said...

But do they have soul?

Theresa Mahoney said...

I think I learned this one from watching Survivor lol

Christine said...

If I knew this I had forgotten!

stephen Hayes said...

It never occurred to me that coral might be plants but that's easy for me to say after the fact.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

There's always someone that questions things!

Anna-Alina said...

I know it before! Very interesting fact!

Kay said...

Being from Hawaii, I did know that.