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Coral Reef Food Web

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Transcript of Coral Reef Food Web

Four eyed butterfly fish
The four eyed butterfly fish is a primary consumer. It eats minerals, algae, sea minerals, little worms, and micro organisms on the sea bottom. Four eyed butterfly fish is eaten by big fish such as a Barracuda.
Zooplankton
Zooplankton is a primary consumer. Zooplankton only eats phytoplankton. It is eaten by young fish, coral, baleen whale and so many more. The role of the zooplankton is that it provides animals food. The only threat zooplankton have is that it can die of the climate change and the most of the animals won't get any food to eat.
Fan Worms
Fan worms are decomposers. Fan worms capture small particles in them bring them in and consume what they have caught to eat. Animals that eat fan worms are algae, phytoplankton, zoo plankton and other big animals in the ocean. The role in the ecosystem of the fan worm is that it filters microscopic animals out of water. They have no major threats.
Algae
Algae is a producer. Algae eats fan worms, but they mostly make their own food by the process of photosynthesis. Fish, snails, crabs, insects, gnats, four eyed butterfly fish. and stoplight parrot fish eat algae. The role of algae is it is responsible of starting the generation of oxygen in the atmosphere in the early earth. Also algae is a original fuel for cars. The greatest threat to algae is that carbon dixiode is increasing more and more every day and because of that algae is getting affected everday and when fish eats algae it gets affected too.
Stoplight parrot fish
A stoplight parrot fish is a primary consumer. It eats sea urchins, coral, and algae. They are eaten by sharks, eels, big fish, and barracuda. The role of the stoplight parrot fish is that it decreases algae growth and allowing coral to settle and grow. The threat for the stoplight parrot fish is that it sometimes can lose it shelter (coral).
Coral
Coral is a primary consumer. Coral eats tiny algae(zooxanthettae), small fish, squid, and all types of plankton. It is eaten by all kinds of parrot fish because when the fish is trying to take the algae off the coral it eats that while taking off algae. The role that coral plays is that it provides species food and shelter. It also provides oxygen and photosynthesis. There is a lot of threats to coral. First thing is that when fishers are fishing they rip off coral so they can capture all the fishes. It also gets blocked from the soil that is eroded in the water and so it dies because it doesn`t get sunlight.
Phytoplankton
Young Fish
Young fish are secondary consumers. Young fish eat zooplankton and plants. They are eaten by silver porgies, big fish, sharks, and lots of other types of fish. The role in the ecosystem of young fish is that it feeds other fishes. The threat to young fish is climate change. When the climate changes it affects young fishes that makes them die..
Silver Porgies
Silver porgies are secondary consumers. Silver porgies eat sand worms, and young fish. They are eaten by barracuda, sharks, and other big fishes. The role in the ecosystem for silver porgies is that it cleans up for two fishes in the ocean . Silver porgies have no threats in the ecosystem.
Squid
Squid is a secondary consumer in the food web. Squid eat anything they grab on to such as young fish and baby whales. They are eaten by barracuda, big whales, southern elephant seals, and sharks. The role in the ecosystem for the squid is that it is the main source for many organisms in the ecosystem. Some threats to squid is pollution, and lots of other big fish.
Barracuda

Barracudas are tatiry consumer. Barracudas eat four-eyed butterfly fish,stoplight parrotfish, silver porgies, squid, and they eat whatever is avalible. It is eaten by sharks and other big fishes. Barracudas don't play any role in the ecosystem. They have no threats to them because they are on the top of the food web they have no threat but they are a threat to some other fishes.
Phytoplankton is a producer. Phytoplankton does not have to eat anything because they produce their own food but the do need nutrients so they eat fan worms. Coral, zoo plankton, sea stars, shrimp, snails, whales, small fish, jelly fish, and many more eat phytoplankton. Phytoplankton is part of primary producing and assist in recycling elements such as carbon which is required elsewhere in the community. The threat to phytoplankton is global warming. When the weather changes it affects phytoplankton.
The Sun
Phytoplankton and algae converts suns light energy into chemical energy called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is food for phytoplankton and algae.
The sun gives energy to the coral reef as well. The coral reef is located at the sunlight zone. The sunlight begins at sea level and ends at 300ft.


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