RSS Coral skeletons serve as both internal reflectors and UV protection

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    On tropical reefs, life revolves around the sun. Photosynthetic corals harness the power of the sun for much of their energy requirements. But solar radiation also contains a lot of harmful UV radiation. So how do corals deal with this catch 22? Fascinating enough, their skeletons aide in capturing more sunlight while protecting them from UV.

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