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...
By: Michelle Greysen
Climate change is creating an imbalance in the globe's reef ecosystems and causing harmful stress resulting in damaging Coral Bleaching. This discoloration of the coral occurs when the photosynthetic pigments decline and the coral becomes pale with their skeletons shows through their ailing translucent...
The effects of pollution on the Great Barrier Reef
By: Melissa J Luther
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest reef, extending an extraordinary 1250 miles along Australia's northeast coast. This amazing formation is one of the great wonders of the world, and the establishment of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 1975 created the largest...
How do coral reefs form?
By: Melissa J Luther
A reef is a rock formation in the sea that approaches the surface of the water, and a coral is a tiny animal that spends its adult life anchored in place and often grows in colonies. The adult animal secretes calcium carbonate (limestone) to form...
By: Michelle Greysen
Commonly considered bright and coulourful the shallow water corals are what most imagine in the warm sunny waters and white sandy beaches of the Tropics, but surprisingly coral can and does also live in dark deep seas in almost freezing temperatures. Both shallow and...
By: Michelle Greysen
Man is having a diminishing negative effect on sea life in and around the coral reefs in many ways such as global warming and increased carbon emissions through the burning of fossil fuels, ocean dumping of contaminating industry waste and upstream run-offs, harmful shipping...
By: Michelle Greysen
Fisherman in the Southeast Asian region work hard at a self-sustaining lifestyle at a huge cost to the spiraling demise to the areas coral reefs. Some of the world's most diverse ecosystems are found in these great coral reefs off the coasts of Indonesia...
An overview on coral reef diseases
By: Colette Georgii
Coral reef diseases have been discovered since the 1970s in ever-increasing numbers and varieties around the world accounting for the destruction and death of many species of coral and entire coral reefs. Coral reef disease is attributed to global warming, climate change, and the pollution...

 

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