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A coral reef is home to many sea animals and plants. Many sea animals actually look like plants, too. There are lots of plants in the sea, just like on the land. But, the plants in the sea are different from plants on land. They are able to live under water.

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A coral reef is home to many sea animals and plants.

Coral reefs are created by creatures called polyps. Polyps are tiny creatures that form a hard skeleton to protect their bodies. Polyps use plants to help them to make their skeleton. The skeletons of many polyps stick together and form a coral reef.

Coral reefs can have different sizes, shapes, and colors. Coral reefs are found in shallow waters of the ocean. Hawaii and Australia are famous for their coral reefs.

Some animals that live in coral reefs are starfish, sea urchins, sea anemones, fish, clams, crabs, and sea horses.

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