Chinese Reading Excerpt




The coral looks like a plant, but it is actually a type of low-level animal species in the ocean. We usually see white coral, in fact those are the remains of its skeleton.

Living corals are very colorful, and as a result they are known as the "flower of the ocean". The corals' bodies can be bright yellow, pale pink, deep rose red, blue green, etc.

Living among the coral reef are sea sponges, sea anemones, sea cucumbers, jellyfishes, giant clams, fish and shrimp and so on. Like a rainforest in the ocean, the corals are the "trees" in the rainforest, where the fish and the mollusks are the "birds and beasts". Like the rainforest, there is a struggle for survival.