Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fact of the Day: Coral Mineral

When mankind first tried to study coral, they thought it was a mineral. We later figured out it was an animal. 

9 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

And, it has been threatened.......

Pat Hatt said...

Sometimes mankind is slow

Debra She Who Seeks said...

And such a beautiful animal it is.

RO said...

Interesting

Jax said...

I thought it was a plant. I had no idea that it was an actual animal.

Christine said...

Never knew that wow.

Emmylou said...

Not gonna lie...when I was kid, I thought it was a mineral too!

Kirk said...

Jax, I was going to say at least no one thought it was a vegetable, but yours comes close.

Fundy Blue said...

Coral is a fascinating animal, and it's easy to see why people mistook it for a mineral.