Maria Pia Mannucci, Tommaso Marchiori
In the face of this uncertainty, experimentation might have provided a decisive clue about the nature of corals. And one day the opportunity did eventually arise. But the experiment concerned not polyps in situ, i.e. precious red coral, but other small fleshy “flowers”, as green as leaves of grass, that the Swiss naturalist Abraham Trembley first studied in a canal at the Hague in 1740.
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