Temperate and tropical rainforest differences
By: James Johnson
A tropical forest is any forest located between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer or approximately withing 1400 miles of the equator. When one passes out of the tropics, one enters what are referred to as temperate zones and those extend up...
By: Renee Aldrich
Coral reefs are unique and beautiful ecosystems. People flock from all over the world to snorkel and dive amongst the diverse sea life inhabiting the reefs. However, coral reefs provide more than just an enjoyable experience for tourists, they provide important habitat for many organisms...
What is coral bleaching?
By: Paula S. Thompson
Coral bleaching is a sign of stress in corals that reveals itself as a loss of color. Corals that form a reef have a symbiotic relationship with an algae called zooxanthellae, which lives in the coral tissue; these algae give a coral its color, and...
Physical and behavioral adaptations of animals to their biomes
By: Frances Stanford
The survival of each species of animal on this earth depends on its ability to adapt to its environment to obtain food, to protect itself from predators and to reproduce. Therefore, any inherited characteristic that increases the efficiency of one or all of these necessities...
Where to find solar and wind power incentives in your state
By: Chad C. Payne Sr
Please review this document for a complete understanding of how to maximize and utilize the incentives for a commercial photovoltaic system in Tennessee. Total cost of the photovoltaic system $187,500.00 Tennessee Clean Energy Technology Grant $75,000.00 Balance $112,500.00 Business...
An overview on coral reef diseases
By: Paula S. Thompson
Coral reef diseases usually occur in response to stresses such as bacteria, viruses, increased water temperatures, Ultra-violet (UV) radiation, and pollutants; one type of stress may weaken the coral, leaving it vulnerable to another. The frequency of coral diseases has increased recently, due in much...
By: Paula S. Thompson
As with most anything of beauty found in nature, coral reefs face a number of threats, many of which are borne of human activity, but also a number which are naturally occurring. Anthropogenic, or human-caused, activities may be the greatest threat to coral reefs. These...
The reason why coral reefs are being depleted in southeast Asia
By: Frances Stanford
According to the World Resources Institute, coral reefs make up less than one percent of the marine environment on the planet, yet they are home to more than 25% of all the marine species in the world. Thousands of species of marine vertebrates and invertebrates...
How do coral reefs form?
By: Paula S. Thompson
Coral reefs are some of the most impressive natural wonders on our planet. Throughout the world, they are estimated to cover over 284,000 square kilometers, mostly in the Indo-Pacific region. They are produced by living organisms, and provide habitat for a wide variety of...
Ways that fringing reefs develop
By: Frances Stanford
As coral reefs go through their various stages of development, they form three kinds of reefs. The first of these to develop are the fringing reefs, which are directly offshore in tropical waters. As the first stage of growth, this type of reef develops quite...

 

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