• 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...
  • 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 Reef Reefs Polyps Fish
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    Coral reefs are one of nature's most magnificent creations, filled with thousands of unique and valuable plants and animals. More than one quarter of all marine animals is dependent on coral reefs. Coral reefs are also a source of food and income for millions of people too. The coral reef ecosystems benefit humans commercially, recreation ally and environmentally. Because of the complex interconnections between coral reefs, mangrove forests, sea grass beds, and many other different plants and a...
  • Coral Reefs Reef 1995 One
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    Coral reefs are arguably the worlds most beautiful habitats. Coral reefs have been called the rainforests of the oceans, because of the rich diversity of life they support. Scientists have not yet finished counting the thousands of different species of plants and animals that use or live in the coral reef. There are three types of coral reefs: fringing reefs, barrier reefs, and atolls. Fringing reefs are located close to shore, separated from land by only shallow water. Barrier reefs lie farther...
  • 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...
  • The Giant Clam Large Clams Reef
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    The giant clam is known as a reef dwelling mollusk. The domestication factor has become of large importance to the Indo-Pacific peoples. Mainly in the area of their diet. These huge clams are huge targets for fishermen and can be found easily. With the crystal water complection of the reef waters they live in makes them even easier to be spotted by the fishermen an by poachers. The people of this region eat every part of the flesh of the animal. They either dry, cook, or eat them raw. In Taiwan...
  • 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...
  • The Humphead Wrasse Cheilinus Undulates
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    The Humphead Wrasse, Cheilinus undulates The Humphead wrasse, Cheilinus undulates, is the largest member of the family Labridae and widely distributed across the reefs of the Indo-Pacific. It is found from the Red Sea and African coast, across the Indian Ocean and much of the Pacific, north to southern Japan and the coast of southern China, and south to New Caledonia. In English it is mostly commonly referred to as the Humphead, Maori or Napoleon wrasse. Fishery management The species has a high...
  • 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...
  • Great Barrier Reef One Polyps Life
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    One topic that came to mind while researching this paper was the Great Barrier Reef, which I had wanted to research for my presentation, but information was more abundant for the topic I did choose. The size of the reef and its tourist potential are great in their respective ways. The reef is the largest of its kind extending 2300 km along the North East Coast of Australia from Cape York to the northern part of South Queensland. Most may believe that the reef alone is one large organism, but is ...
  • Coral Reefs 2 Reef One World
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    The report that you are about to read is about coral reefs, their habitats, and the problems that they are facing. I chose coral reefs for my project because I have always been interested in marine biology, and I am a fan of the ocean as well. As what you are about to read explains, coral reefs are in danger of extinction. Hopefully, man will realize what he has done to them and decide to take care of and protect them. I hope you enjoy my essay. Coral reefs are arguably the world's most beautifu...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 World Largest Reef
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    Australia Australia is the world s largest island with 21 thousand miles of coastline. It also is the world s the world s smallest, flattest, lowest & driest continent (excluding Antarctica). The largest cattle station in the world is located in South Australia. It is the size of Belgium. The world s largest diamond mine is located in the far North of Australia. Australia and Greece are the only countries that have participated in every modern Olympic Games. The biggest stadium in Olympic histo...