By: Michelle Greysen
Many factors play a role in the devastating threat to the world's coral reefs with the greatest threat being that of man himself. Human users are stressing the delicate balance of life within the coral reef by bringing poor management, over pollution, uncontrolled tourism...
The effects of pollution on the Great Barrier Reef
By: Melody Landeros
The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is one of nature's wonderful treasures. Who hasn't seen photographs or programs or articles on its size and massive beauty? According to the Australian government, more than two million people a year make the journey to view this marvel...
The effects of overfishing on coral reefs
By: Melody Landeros
Mankind is on a crash course with over fishing the ocean directly misbalancing ecosystems that have existed for thousands of years. As the world's population continues to expand, and with 50% of the world's population residing near these same waters, people look to the...
An overview on coral reef symbiosis
By: Melody Landeros
Coral reef symbiosis has an important impact on the ocean's ecosystem. To understand the importance of this relationship, the word symbiosis requires understanding. Symbiosis according to the New Heritage Dictionary is defined as a close prolonged association between two or more organisms; it is a...
What is coral bleaching?
By: Melody Landeros
Coral bleaching today is an environmental warning that tiny animals called polyps are in danger of dying, or already have. Coral bleaching is an indication of the health of the ecosystem that makes up a coral reef. Coral bleaching often is the result of higher/lower...
Green household energy saving tips
By: Laurie Childree
Saving energy is vital to aiding efforts to save the environment and it can save you money. Going green isn't as hard as it sounds, in fact you can go green and save energy with little effort. Changing habits is the easiest way to...
Alternative fuels
By: Joseph Malek
Like it or not, some people will own and drive a fossil fueled vehicle and/or vehicles for as long as they live. Such modes of transportation might not be regularly used by people for the purpose of simply getting around but there will be...
By: M E Skeel
The Great Barrier Reef has so many animals that it is impossible to cover them all here. Fifteen hundred fish species live at the northern end of the Reef in the warmest tropical waters,. Even at the bottom end of the reef there are...
Animals of the Great Barrier Reef
By: Angela Mcelroy
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world. This coral reef has an expanse of 1,616 miles. It is 60 meters below surface of the Eastern Coast of Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef is an living organism. The reef is...
The differences between deep and shallow water corals
By: James Johnson
Corals are small living organisms found in the oceans around the world. They attach to firm surfaces and then produce a calcium carbonate exoskeleton. They are communal organisms that live in huge colonies such as the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. They are generally considered...

 

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