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:

  1. I remember learning this High School bio.

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  2. Now, that is something new, cheers Adam.

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  3. Interessting ^^ Love these little facts!

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  4. Good efforts. All the best for future posts. I have bookmarked you. Well done. I read and like this post. Thanks.
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  5. 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 :)

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  6. I agree with the others: clever man.

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  7. Learned it a while back but never remembered it until now

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  8. 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:)

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  9. I think I learned this one from watching Survivor lol

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  10. If I knew this I had forgotten!

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

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  12. There's always someone that questions things!

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  13. Being from Hawaii, I did know that.

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