What is coral bleaching?
By: Frances Stanford
Coral reefs occur around the shores of tropical islands and continents where the waters are shallow and poor in the supply of nutrients. They are composed mainly of the calcium carbonate that results from both living and dead corals, which results in a very diverse...
By: Paula S. Thompson
60 meters below the surface of the Coral Sea, off the east coast of Queensland, Australia, the Great Barrier Reef expands over 133,000 square miles (over 344,000 square kilometers). Composed of over 2,900 reefs and 900 islands, the Great Barrier Reef is...
Why people should care about sustainability
By: James Dubreze
Imagine that all members of face book comprise the society of this country. And together we decided that we're going to climb this mountain that is known as perpetual debt. But remember that this mountain is not just a simple mountain, it's a majestic...
Earth's energy sources
By: Cameron Foster
Until quite recently, humans burned wood, animal dung, or coal for fuel. These heat sources were used to cook, forge iron, and a myriad of other things. In a 21st Century paradigm we have learned so much more about global energy resources: there are vast...
Animals of the Great Barrier Reef
By: Tom Stewart
The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Australia is home to tens of thousands of unique and interesting living creatures. It is home to an estimated 1500 species of fish, over 300 different types of corals, more than 500 species of seaweed and aquatic...
Animals of the Great Barrier Reef
By: Melody Landeros
The grand masters of art would be challenged to capture the cornucopia of color, shape, size and dimension of the animals that reside in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. The warm sun kissed waters are home to the symbiotic creatures the coral polyps...
By: Michelle Greysen
Ocean Acidification is having a devestating impact on the world's coral reefs suffering from this altering of the alkaline and salinity levels in the ocean, causing a weakening and often fatal affect on the reefs. These important world ocean sites are home to over...
By: Michelle Greysen
Symbiosis simply put is a life together, and for ocean forests of the coral reef's symbiosis is a partnership between coral and algae forming the basis of all symbiotic life in the reef community. At the base of a reef is the living coral...
By: Michelle Greysen
The feeding behavoir of all life on the coral reef is a true synergy of plants, plankton, invertebrates and fishes in a food chain of predator and prey with a strong diet of balance both on and off the reef. Forming the base of...
The effects of pollution on the Great Barrier Reef
By: Tom Stewart
The Great Barrier Reef is a 1600 mile long living organism off the coast of Australia. It is also an ecosystem and home to literally tens of thousands of living creatures from corals and plant life to fish, reptiles, and mammals. Every year hundreds of...

 

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