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Corals and Coral Reefs

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Coral reefs are the most diverse and beautiful of all marine habitats, and home to a myriad of animals that live in this complex biome. Coral reefs are under threat from climate change, ocean acidification, overuse of reef resources, and harmful land-use practices.

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The water temperature of the Great Barrier Reef varies between 22 degrees Celsius and 28 degrees Celsius (71 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit), depending on the season and on how far north one travels. As the reef extends for 2300 km down the coast of Queensland, it will tend to be warmer further north. …
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THOUSANDS and possibly MILLIONS of species live in the coral reef habitat. We haven't even BEGUN to classify ALL OF the dazzling array of life that the coral reef habitat supports. However, SOME of these are: sponges, nudibranchs, black tip reef sharks, groupers, clown fish, eels, parrot fish, snap…
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The sea temperatures will rise and cause coral bleaching. The coral will die off.
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Marine algae; it is eaten away quickly by fish such as the Powder Blue Tang Acanthurus leucosternon. there is also seaweed
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The Great Barrier Reef was formed by nature, with hundreds of years of living coral building upon the skeletons of other coral.The corals that build reefs are not single animals. Coral is made up of colonies comprised of many individual animals called polyps, which join together. Coral polyps are a …
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Coral reefs do not only grow in colder waters. The world's largest coral reef, the Great Barrier Reef, extends through the sub-tropical and tropical waters off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
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Most species of coral polyps feed on small shrimp, zooplankton and have a symbiotic relationship with photosynthesizing bacteria known as zooxanthellae which provides another energy source.
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The Great Barrier Reef is famous for its rich diversity of marine life, including the colourful coral. The Great Barrier Reef is also famous as it is the largest barrier reef in the world - so large, that it is the only living organism that can be seen from space.
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Some diseases carried by humans can infect coral reefs and scientists have just recently discovered that a form of the herpes virus is killing coral reefs.
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Fish? Eels, sea snakes, squid, octopi, crab, sea horse, starfish (Nothing is suppose to be capitalized when it's not the beginning of the sentence). ;)
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The Great Barrier Reef is shrinking, but it is unknown by how much. Climate scientists who subscribe to the theory of anthropogenic global warming (i.e. caused by man's activities) predict that the Great Barrier Reef may lose up to 95% of its coral by the middle of the current century. Although the …
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yes. some of these are classified as anaerobic and hydrophillic bacteria meaning they prefer less oxygen and more water in order to live. AnswerAnd I might add that there are very few places on this earth where bacteria can't exist. Some exist in the coldest places and some types of bacteria can exi…
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Coral reefs are all in tropical waters, so they would be warm all the year round, but, yes, they do have seasonal changes.
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Yes, they have chitinous exoskeletons.
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Coral rely on a type of algae called zooxanthellae which give corals colour and nutrients.
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Algae are in a symbiotic relationship with coral. Parrotfish, butterfly fish, angelfish, sea slugs, snails, worms and the crown-of-thorns starfish all eat coral.
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The most well known one is North Rock
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a place that is home to more species of fishes and invertebrates than any other enviorment on earth.
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Coral is not complex enough to be self-aware. They are simply blind puppets, catching what comes to them.
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No. They are invertebrates no vertebrates.
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Other reef fishes.
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Coral Reef~A rocklike deposit consisting of the calcareous skeletons secreted by various anthozoans. Other~Coral deposits often accumulate to form reefs or islands in warm seas. Any of numerous chiefly colonial marine polyps of the class Anthozoa that secrete such calcareous skeletons. The red-oran…
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Coral grow by secreting calcium carbonate and producing new skeleton. The coral animal itself grows like all other animals; a complex orchestra of interacting processes including cell division.
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they can live about 100 years so we are lucky
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You can protect coral reefs by not droping your anchor on the coral reef.Second do not poulte water.If you poulte water and drop your anchor you are killing the coral,and fish.keep clean,don't throw trashes,learn more about it,conserve water,don't use chemically enhanced pesticides/fertilizers,be a …
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For detailed information on the subject of coral reefs and their endangerment, please visit http://www.reefsearch.webs.com/This was a website I created for a school assignment, and you may find it very useful. Some attribute it to global warming, stating that the water is normally warmer.
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I've never heard a coral reffered to as 'she'. Usually we say 'it' as they are hermaphrodidic. If someone was reffering to corals as 'she' it is just their own personal way, and doesn't reflect the norm.
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Considering that the majority of "hermatypic" corals depend on their host bacteria cells called "Zooxanthellae" (plural, pronounced /ˌzoʊ.əzænˈθɛliː/) to provide nourishment and a foundation for their external body structure, I would say that it is sufficiently impossible for coral to propag…
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No. Humans evolved from a common ancestor we have with today's "great" apes (chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas). This is proven specifically for human evolution by ERVs and the fused chromosome #2. Brain coral is just an example of Pareidolia... the phenomena of the human mind to see patterns in t…
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Heart Reef is located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia. It is located in Hardy Reef. Heart Reef must be viewed from the air as the area is protected and snorkelers and scuba divers are not allowed to enter. Heart Reef was discovered i…
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Coral Reefs - are stony structures formed underwater . They are mostly madeup of the framework of dead corals . They come in different sizes , shapes , and colors making them look like a beautiful sea garden . Coral - are large colonies of small animals called POLYPS . These polyps reside within a c…
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Yes they do.
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Coral Cod is another name of the Miniatus Grouper, a type of seabass.
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the coral itself is not living, as it's composed of calcium carbonate. However, it is home to many organisms
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From largest to smallest: The Great Barrier Reef (Queensland, Australia), Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (Yucatan Peninsula), The New Caledonia Barrier Reef, The Andros, Bahamas Barrier Reef, The Red Sea, Pulley Ridge (Florida) and Ghe Raja Ampat Islands (Indonesia's West Papua province). …
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rule No 1: never ever answer silly questions on the internet stop wastin people freakin time!!!!
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The oldest coral reef is about 450 million years of age. Located in lake Champlain. this is about as old as your mom
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3 main causes for coral bleaching Primary cause = high water temperature - increase of 1.5˚ - 2˚ for 6 to 8 weeks = can trigger bleaching - same increase › 8 weeks = corals begin to die - affects reefs at regional to global scale (global warming huge cause) - severe and wide spread bleachin…
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Coral eats plankton.
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there are about 735 species of coral reefs in the world
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Coral is not made by us.It is made up of exoskeletons of dead minuscule organisms found in the sea which form reefs.
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tropical climate. the temp. is about 28.5 degrees throughout the year although the summer seasons are above average!warm
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Mostly it is made of living corals, sponges and other ogranims living on top of compressed dead coral and other animals skeletons.
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Fast Facts Type:InvertebrateDiet:CarnivoreAverage life span in the wild:Polyp, 2 years to hundreds of years; colony, 5 years to several centuriesSize:Polyp, 0.25 to 12 in (0.63 to 30.5 cm)Group name:ColonyProtection status:EndangeredDid you know?Corals are so sensitive to climatic change that scien…
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We use their organisms that live there to make drugs we use to cure diseases. Also, they protect shorelines from damage by storms and ocean currents.
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People are helping the great barrier reef in a number of ways, killing and trying to control the population of crown-of-thorns sea stars is just one example. Raising money for it after natural disasters such as the Queensland floods and cyclone is another. Further information: There are numerous g…
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Yes almost all ecosystems are dependent on plants creating sugars using the suns energy. Although it could be argued that ecosystems at the bottom of the ocean where small bacteria and underwater life exist and survive using the heat from underwater volcano vents, but then it could also be argued t…
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Fringing, barrier, and atoll.
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You can write a letter to the garbage people and tell them what danger this impact has on the coral reef. ( I am worried 2)
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30 Celsius
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I can't but I can direct you somewhere where you can see pictures of coral reef. See the related links.  
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Yes, I gobbles it through the nose.
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No, coral is an animal.
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they'll eat small food such as Rotifers, Cyclops, Marine Snow,(phyto and Zoo)plankton as well
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carol doesn't eat it isn't living! it is like a plant or a rock
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Herbivores, Carnivores, and Omnivores
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Corals reproduce in one of two ways: by budding or from eggs. Most corals use the process of budding, in which the polyp forms small buds that develop into new polyps. Sometimes, corals reproduce from eggs, the larva hatching from the egg of an adult in a process called spawning.
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Phytoplankton and kelp are the producers of the reef. Zooplankton eat the Phytoplankton and abalone eat the kelp. Seastars eat the zooplankton and abalone. Tiger sharks eat abalone and seastar.
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yes!they eat the tiniest things that pass by
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Coral reefs are either restricted or absent from along the west coast of the Americas, as well as the west coast of Africa. This is due primarily to upwelling and strong cold coastal currents that reduce water temperatures in these areas (Nybakken, 1997). Corals are also restricted from off the coas…
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it can live up to 100 years
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It depends on how much you are having your team trying to grow but a good time frame to set is about a year. It was on the news last week and at the two year mark they had done a wonderful job in the Caribbean rebuilding the coral that was no longer there. I believe they had regrown a mile or so wor…
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Actually many different types of fish eat coral. Butterflies, angelfish, filefish, and parrotfish are some of the more common coral eaters.
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The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is the second largest in the world, and it passes through Mexico, Belize, and Honduras. The SECOND largest coral reef is located in the Yucatan waters near Mexico. In the early 1980s, the pristine, beach-girdled Caribbean coast of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula was marked …
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the corals are very important these is because- 1 they are the rain forest of the ocean2 they provide the habitat for thousands of marine organism3 they observe CO24 they decrease global warming ,ozone depletion5 they prevent from flood , melting of iceberg, etc 6 they have great medicinal values7 t…
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ANSWER: They eat floating animals that drift in the water amongst them. See the related link for more information.
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The Great Barrier Reef lies off the northeastern coast of Australia in the Coral Sea.
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coral, anemones, bristle worms, giant clams, all sorts of fish, starfish, sponges, sea squirts.
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Coral reefs in the ocean. Clown Fish live in the anemone, where it cannot be harmed by other fish. Fishes know that they are safe in this region. if you wan to know more about artificial fish habitat then do check fishiding.com.
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The animals that eat is a cheese from the north that dosnt like u
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Plaction, and other fish.
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Mullet,Ladyfish, Jacks, occasionally Stingray. Any fish they come across.
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Great Barrier reef
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There is evidence that coral first appeared during the early Cambrian period (which began about 542 million years ago). This evidence is very scarce so far and it is believed that it was not until the Ordovician Period (which began when the Cambrian period ended, about 488 million years a…
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While some saltwater fish, most notably damselfish, can be slowly converted to fresh water, coral are more sensitive, and no known species can live in even brackish water. Check out Pine lake Alberta southeast of Red Deer. It has freshwater "coral", but they are actually stramatolites. It looks like…
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Coral reefs are often home to animals which can only live in coral reefs. As coral reefs across the world begin to die off, so do many animals. Examples include simple shrimp and cleaner wrasses which feed on the algae and plant matters which grow on the coral. Animals which eat these smaller bottom…
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because when you get closer to the equator you are basically in the middle of the northern and the southern hemisphere and you receive more sunlight than the any of the hemispheres ;BAM im smart :lol
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They are same like all other living things but they eat tiny dirty things in the water.
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Yes, corals are invertebrates, they do not have a spine, central nervous system, head, or internal skeleton which are characteristics of vertebrates. More information: Corals belong to the phlyum Cnidaria, which are invertebrates that include the corals, sea anemones, and jellyfish.
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There are two ways in which coral reef grow. First, they grow by secreting more limestone around the base of their cup. This creates the limestone skeleton that grows outward and upward. Second, some coral polyps by creating clones using asexual reproduction, while others procreate sexually using eg…
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some are groupers and dopers
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only water snails and depens what type of fish it is.
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dogfish, sea urchins, walrus, pizza(jk) and seaotters
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From what i remember from 5th grade sose, i think it may just be Australia.
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clown fish are herbivores i do belive... Additionally, parrotfish, surgeonfish, damselfish, urchins, sea hares, some mollusks.
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Coral reefs are shallow water tropical ecosystems. They are made up of hard material deposited by polyps which are tiny living organisms. The reefs protect the fragile shorelines from damage and erosion. They act as breeding grounds and shelter for many marine organisms. They are hotspots of marine …
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Coral reefs should be conserved for several reason.One is to prevent some marine species from extinction.Furthermore,coral reefs are an important source of nutrition and livelihood for many.Conserving reefs also contributes to the economy of fishermen as the yield for marine reserves are encouraging…
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A coral atoll.
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The 16.5" chop plate will probably bring in $300, more if you have a couple of must-have-it buyers at auction. The Coral Reef pattern came in different colors, so depends on buyer's preference as well. Good luck.
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Coral filters tiny particles that are in the water.
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Coral reefs mainly get their energy from the sunlight using photosynthesis.
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