The reason why coral reefs are being depleted in southeast Asia
By: Melody Landeros
Southeast Asia paints pictures of beautiful lush lands, ocean views and magnificent coral reefs. Southeast Asia is rich in culture, a favorite tourist destination, and growing populations. Both the population of the lands by which they are located, by the very tourists who visit...
Animals of the Great Barrier Reef
By: Krista Tannahill
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef and home to an astounding number of fascinating and rare marine animals. In fact, the Great Barrier Reef is a complex ecosystem made up of over 2800 coral reefs with such incredible diversity and...
By: Krista Tannahill
Corals reefs are made up tiny individual coral polyps similar to sea anemones. These polyps secrete calcium carbonate which results in the formation of external skeletal structures referred to as reefs. The creation of coral reefs is a dynamic and intricate process involving continual coral...
The feeding behavior of coral reefs
By: James Johnson
Most coral reefs are large complex ecosystems found in the tropics comprised of billions of tiny polyps, minute animals, and algae. The reefs are home to thousands of other creatures. Those surrounding creatures are similar to those found in any other ecosystem: herbivores that eat...
Oceanography science projects for high school students
By: James Johnson
Oceanography is "the branch of science dealing with physical and biological aspects of the oceans" (wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn). Designing science projects for high school students that involve oceanography are simple and can be tied into a wide variety of other sciences. Oceanography involves chemistry, physics...
An overview on coral reef diseases
By: Melody Landeros
As coral polyps are living creatures, so too are they susceptible to diseases in the ocean's waters. There are several diseases that threaten their health and their survival. Man's misuse of the earth and her lands, oceans and air has resulted in diseases that have...
Threats to coral reefs
By: Krista Tannahill
Continual damage to the world's coral reef colonies is having a detrimental effect on the ocean's delicate ecosystem. Marine mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and numerous sea creatures live in or around the coral reefs. The death of coral reefs results in the loss of a...
Threats to coral reefs
By: Laura Somoano
The majority of reef loss or damage is not deliberate. Coral reefs are being degraded by an accumulation of stresses arising from human activities. In simple terms, stresses can be grouped by the actions of people extracting material from, and placing materials upon, coral...
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...

 

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