• Bleaching Away The Beauty Of Coral Reefs
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    Bleaching Away the Beauty of Coral Reefs Pretend you are about to go scuba diving in the ocean. You jump in the water and begin to sink down. As you start surveying the coral reefs around you, something catches your eye. The coral has turned white, and no longer moves with life. This whiteness seems to have spread over a large area of the reef. You no longer see the colorful branches swaying in the current, or the schools of tropical fish swimming through the leaves. This death-ridden reef will...
  • Third Term Project Coral Reef
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    Third Term Project Beyond the Waves Value: Thirty points applied to English, Social and Science marks You will research your topic using the internet, McConnell Library, school library, UCC B library. You must show references from at least three of these places. Magazines and old newspapers are good information sources. You will work in pairs on the topic. Each person must contribute to the building of each section. The research work can be divided up, but then all presentation material must be ...
  • Coral Reefs Reef Fish Great
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    Coral Reefs, The City Under the Ocean By Nick Gray Mr. Mullen English 1102 27, February 1999 Coral Reefs: The City Under the Ocean. It was a hot sunny day off the Bahamas shoreline when my family and I went snorkeling for the first time. We took a boat out to the coral reef and dove down to find an underwater beauty. There were many different forms of life including colorful fish, different types of coral, white sand and lots of activity. The large schools of neon colored fish swam so close you...
  • Coral Bleaching 1998 1999 Reef
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    Coral reefs are the most bio diverse ecosystem on the planet. There are more than 25, 000 known species of organisms and countless others that have yet to be identified (Helvarg, 2000). Reefs thrive on the shallow edge of tropical seas, most often on the eastern edge of continents along warm water currents that brush the coasts. Reefs cannot live in cold waters and are limited by ocean depth and available sunlight. Coral is the foundation of the reef community, providing a three-dimensional str...
  • Coral Reef Reefs Corals Water
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    CORAL REEFS Almost every one of us have heard and most of you have seen the Coral reefs but did you know what actually these are: As a mariner its important to know about the marine life, that was one reason I have chosen this topic for my today's short presentation. GM, my scheme of presentation will be as flashed: DEFINITION OF CORAL REEF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CORAL AND CORAL POLYP WHERE WE CAN FIND CORAL CONSTRUCTION OF CORAL REEFS CONDITIONS FOR GROWTH OF CORAL REEFS TYPES OF CORAL REEFS THREAT...
  • Coral Reefs Water Species Reef
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    Research Paper on Coral Reefs and their Habitat Uploaded by Buster 57 on Dec 21, 2004 Coral Reefs Coral reefs are complex and diverse habitat. They are perhaps on of the most interesting and colorful ecosystems to be found in the marine environment. They are very unique in many ways. Coral reefs play many important poles in the marine world. They must have certain conditions to be formed, and to survive. Lots of different sea life rely on reefs for habitat and sources of food, including some en...
  • Biomonitoring Of Coral Reef Health Usi
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    Biomonitoring of coral reef health using Butterflyfishes (Family: Chaetodontidae) THE INDICATOR HYPOTHESIS "Coral feeding Butterflyfishes respond to declines in coral quality or abundance by behavioral and spatial adjustments that can be easily and rapidly observed." (Crosby & Reese 1996) Introduction A fundamental question that one asks when using Chaetodontidae, or for thatreason any species as biomonitors is: why use an organism whensophisticated machines are available to detect very small qu...
  • Coral Fish Males And Female
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    As a by standee over viewing the preparation and or the act of courtship in the coral reef fishes, one may think they have taken leave of their senses. The bicolor damselfish tends to quiver while performing a headstand. Blue pullers engage in a series of high-speed jumps. Lyretailfish swim in jerky zigzag patters. Frill fish goby undulates frantically against the sand. The Sergeant major rubs its body hard against the side of a rock or coral cavity and nips at these surfaces. (P 92) These are ...
  • Coral Reefs Reef Water Florida
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    Coral reefs are one of the oldest types of living systems on earth, and certainly one of the most spectacular (Goreau, 1987). They are massive underwater structures formed by the limestone skeletons of tiny invertebrate animals. Reefs house a greater diversity of body forms, chemistry, and animal phyla (thirty-two compared to the eight that inhabit the most biodiversity ecosystems on land). Phyla comprise the second largest category of living things, after kingdoms. Coral animals begin life as f...
  • Coral Reefs Reef One Corals
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    Introduction Coral, common name for members of a large class of marine invertebrates characterized by a protective calcium carbonate or horny skeleton. This protective skeleton is also called coral. Corals are divided into two subclasses, based on differences in their radial symmetry. One subclass consists of colonial, eight-tentacled animals, each with an internal skeleton. Among them are whip corals, gorgonian's, and the red coral used in making jewelry. Members of the other subclass commonly ...
  • Coral Reefs And Bleaching Phenomenon
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    Imagine yourself observing one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth. Thousands of species of plants and animals provide a dizzying array of color and motion. Massive structures provide a canopy that shelters hundreds of exotic species in a myriad of microclimate's. As land-based observers, we almost automatically assume that this is a description of the rich ecosystem of a tropical rainforest. However, if we take ourselves off the safety of dry land and immerse ourselves in the ocean, we wil...
  • Coral Reefs Corals Species Reef
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    The most beautiful and well engrossed houses in the whole world belong to a huge variety of tropical fish. These houses are underwater vertebrates that have caught the attention of many human beings for a spectacular amount of time. Coral reefs are not only pretty, actually quite beautiful, and they present a great deal of human interest; but, they also render an enormous amount of shelter for an abundant number of different fish. Corals, one of the largest vertebrates in the world, also have a ...
  • Coral Reefs Reef Corals Waters
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    What is a coral reef? Coral reefs are huge structures made of limestone that is deposited by living things. There are thousands of species that live in coral reefs, but only a fraction actually produces the limestone that builds the reef. Coral reefs support over 25% of all known marine species. They are one pf the most complex ecosystems on the planet, and are home to over 4, 000 different types of fish, 700 species of coral and thousands of other plants and animals. Other types of plants and a...
  • Cities Of Coral Defense Mechanism
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    Coral Reefs are a world of their own. They have biodiversity and relationships which most cant see without studying them. There are three parts to a coral reef. They are the reef, sand flats, and grass beds. All three parts are very different. Each part has its own advantages and disadvantages. The have different predators who have defense mechanism adapted to the type of are they are living in. Such as in an area like sand flats; some fish can burrow under the sand to hide from predators. Thes...