Butterflies are beautiful, brightly coloured insects that are well-known for the complex patterns on their wings, but they are for more than just flight. The bright colours act as a warning for predators, and the wings act as miniature solar panels. In fact, they are so effective that they inspire the design and development of efficient solar panels for renewable energy.
Invertebrates are animals that have no backbone. Familiar invertebrates include snails, worms and jellyfish.
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Reef-building Staghorn Corals are among the fastest growing corals on the reef; when healthy their branches can grow up to 8 in a year! They were once very abundant, but their population has declined by over 80% since the 1980’s, with no signs of recovery.