• Coral Reef Polyps Corals Fringing
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    The modern understanding of coral reefs begins in Charles Darwin's book, On the Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs. In this classic book written in 1842, he distinguished three main types of reef: the fringing reef, the barrier reef, and the atoll. The fringing reef occurs near the shoreline and basically follows the profile of the shore. Its stony corals need a firm base on which to establish themselves, and they must compete with many other sedimentary organisms looking for a firm subst...
  • 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...
  • Ocean Environment Barrier Reef
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    Ocean Environment The sea is the most obvious feature of the earth's surface. Approximately seventy percent of this surface is covered by water, in one way or another. Beneath this water are the familiar sands of the beaches, bottoms of bays, and the inshore ocean. Farther offshore this water covers an amazing submarine topography of underwater canyons, trenches, mountains, and plains. Unlike the continents, which are physically separated from one another, the oceans are continuous and interconn...
  • Great Barrier Reef Coral Tourism Bleaching
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    Abstract Investigated in this report are some of the different ways tourism is causing damage to one of our most prestige's natural wonders, The Great Barrier Reef. The information included in the Report was gathered from well-known organizations such as the Great Barrier Reef Marin Park Authority, who also commissioned the report. The report deals with the more noticeable causes of damage that tourism causes, such as the pollution generated by the numbers of people on the Reef and surrounding a...
  • Great Barrier Reef Reefs Form
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    Multi strand Science HOW IS THE GREAT BARRIER REEF MADE? 1. Copy Figure 9. 12 into your book. Include the underwater contours on your map. How long is The Great Barrier Reef? Where is the reef widest? Where is it narrowest? 2. Why do you think it is called The Great Barrier Reef? Is it really a barrier? The reef got it's name by 'Great' because of it's size and 'Barrier' because it has been built up in front of the coast like some massive barrier. 3. Which factors have set its Northern and Sout...
  • Australia 2 Barrier Reef
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    The name Australia 2 Australia The name of Australia comes from the Latin word Australis, which means southern. Since it lies entirely in the southern hemisphere, Australia is most commonly referred to as "down under'. Australia, being a country, is also a continent. In land area it's the sixth largest for a country and the smallest continent. Australia is a very dry, thinly populated country. Very few coastal areas receive enough rainfall to support a large population. The largest group of Aus...