Coral Reefs of the UK & Ireland

1 hour | Max. 50 Students | Year 10-13

They might not be as big a tourist attraction as the shallow, warm, tropical corals reefs in Australia and Asia, but did you know the UK has its very own coral reefs? Not so easy to dive to as they are 300 metres underwater. Deep-sea corals have been living in the dark and building up mounds as high as the Eiffel tower. This session will explore their formation and involves practical investigations of the rock types found in these ancient structures.

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