As marine life like the parrot fish consumes coral, mollusks, and crustaceans, it excretes inorganic material that contributes to coral sand. Seen here is a high magnification of coral sand, depicting the fragments of skeletons from once living creatures.
Image by Dr. David Maitland.
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As marine life like the parrot fish consumes coral, mollusks, and crustaceans, it excretes inorganic material that contributes to coral sand. Seen here is a high magnification of coral sand, depicting the fragments of skeletons from once living creatures.

Image by Dr. David Maitland.

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