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Coral Reefs

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Harlie Coney

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Coral Reefs
By Gina & Harlie
Animals
Plants
Challenges
Ecosystem
Interesting Information
References
- four main types
- Algae
- Mangroves
- Marsh grass
- Seagrass
Facts
- also be known as "seaweed"
- Red, brown, green
- Do not have roots, stems, or true leaves

Human Uses
- can be found as a delicacy in japan, china, and koreas
- Cosmetics
- organic fertilizers
- Medicinal
- http://www.seaweed.ie/
- http://ocean.si.edu/seagrass-and-seagrass-beds
- http://traveltips.usatoday.com/plants-live-coral-reefs-61384.html
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef
- http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/blue_planet/coasts/coral_reefs/tropical_corals/
- Https://www.globalissues.org/article/173/coral-reefs
-https://www.coral-reef-info.com/coral-reef-animals.html
-https://www.qm.qld.gov.au/microsites/biodiscovery/05human-impact/importance-of-coral-reef.html
http://www.seaweed.ie/descriptions/
Facts
- Closely related to flowering plants
- found in shallow seawater
- have roots and stems
- Can produce flowers and seeds depending on individual species
Human Uses
- fertilize fields
- insulate houses
- weave furniture

http://ocean.si.edu/seagrass-and-seagrass-beds
https://moonlightelder.wordpress.com/tag/coral-reef/
- thatch roofs
- make bandages

Clown Fish and Sea anemone
coral reefs are located on the equator
- Belize, central America, Hawaii, red sea, and Australia
- great barrier reef
http://forces.si.edu/elnino/01_02_06a.html
- Australia
- largest coral reef
- can be seen from space
- 2,900 individual reefs
- 900 islands
- 2,300 kilometers (1,400 mi)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef
https://www.google.com/search?q=great+barrier+reef&rlz=1C1CHWA_enUS642US642&espv=2&bi
http://www.earthweek.com/2012/ew120817/ew120817x.html
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/close-up-two-clownfish-swimming-in-host-anemone-stock-video-footage/815-50
https://ohmy.disney.com/movies/2014/11/30/12-things-you-didnt-know-about-finding-nemo/
- exchange of nutrients
- protection from predators
- tolerance of anemone nematocysts
A mutual relationship
- Cleaning
- Scaring away other fish
Sea Anemone
Clown Fish
(harpoon-like stingers on the anemone’s tentacles used to capture prey and ward off predators)
http://pureadventurepr.com/marine-life/
http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/sea-robots-farm-algae-for-fuel
http://www.pbase.com/image/116826029
Fish
Sea Snakes
Sea Turtles
Dugongs and Manatees
Sponges
Mollusks
Crustaceans
Cephalapods
Coral bleaching
Rising levels of CO2
Diseases, Plagues and invasives
Over fishing
Sediments
Nutrients and Chemical pollution
Development of coastal areas
Human relationship
Protect coastlines form the damaging effects of wave action and tropical storms.
The Great Barrier Reef generates more than 1.5 billion dollars every year for the australian economy, from fishing an tourism
The study of coral reefs is important for providing a clear, scientifically-testable record of climatic events of the past million years.
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