Does algae grow on coral reefs?
Yes, algae does grow on coral reefs it is actually a big contributor to the coral reefs. :)
Microscopic Algae live in coral reefs
To survive, coral reefs need algae, sunlight, clear clean water, warm temperatures, and saltwater. The sunlight helps the algae grow. Coral is sensitive to dirty, cold, and polluted waters and function best when the water is clean and warm.
Unicellular algae helps to form coral reefs by providing oxygen and additional products that coral polyps require. The coral polyps also help the algae by producing carbon dioxide and other products that the algae feeds on.
Algae helps coral reefs because algae is the main food source for tiny fish, and tiny fish is the food source of other fish etc.
Coral Reefs are mostly adapted to sunlight, and algae that is produced by sunlight in shallow parts of the sea.
The most common plants in coral reefs are algae and seagrasses. Algae such as HALIMEDA, PENCILLUS, and CORALLINA. those are some types of Calcareous algae and there are also Coralline algae. Yours truly, The genius.
all coral reefs need salt to live.
The algae helps the coral by producing oxygen and other nutrients that are required by the coral. The coral produces carbon dioxide for the algae as well as other substances the algae requires.
Coral reefs cannot live in fresh water because algae gets food from salt water with photosynthesis and coral reefs eat off algae to survive. Algae doesn't live in fresh water.
I do not know that is why am on here
algae's which r not bleached
Coral Reefs need carbon dioxide and sunlight to grow. As well as the ocean water, of course!
yes, coral reefs do grow well in high levels of oxygen.
crustaceons form coral reefs and they grow in shallow water.
Algae are the most common plant found in coral reefs.
Sea Grass, algae and more.
the plants that are found in coral reefs are sea grass algae and sea weed i can't believe that coral and sea anemone isn't a plant
Name the locations of the 5 principal coral reefs.
Coral reefs grow in warm temperate water
Algae plays a vital role in the coral reef ecosystem. Firstly, algae feeds the zooplankton that forms part of the base of the foodchain of the coral reefs. Secondly, algae live inside the actual coral, and are responsible for providing the coral with a huge amount of energy.
the top three coral plants are seagrass , algae , and mangroves
Seagrasses Kelp Marine Algae and Seaweed are the main plants in coral reefs
The Arctic Ocean is too cold for coral reefs. The coral reefs cannot grow under cold conditions. They can only grow in waters between the arctic circle and the equator. They must grow under neutral tepurature water. Even if they are too hot they can't grow.
Antarctica is a continent, and coral reefs grow in salt water. The Southern Ocean that surrounds Antarctica is not warm enough for coral reefs.
Coral reefs get quite a bit of sun. Coral reefs grow close to the surface of the ocean. They are in the sunlit zone of the ocean, you can often find many brightly colored fish in coral reefs.
Corals are colonial animals that build a calcareous framework in which to live. They feed by filtering plankton from the water flowing past them but also contain in their bodies a symbiotic algae which also provides them with food. Indeed it is this algae which gives corals their vibrant colors and without these algae the corals will eventually die. As the algae are plants they need sunlight to photosynthesize and grow and this means that… Read More
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 bottomfeeders will then start to suffer as many of them cannot move into colder water regions.
Coral reefs are made up of many things. The coral itself produces calcium carbonate which gives structure to the reef. However there is also an algae which produces limestone at the edges of the reef to strengthen it.
The agitation clears away sediment, which can block the light that is required for the photosynethic algae to grow on coral reefs. The removal of sedimentation also enables them to properly respirate, otherwise the tiny coral polyps could suffocate. The water where coral reef's flourish also lack many nutrients, which is why it is clear. The waves (agitation) help deliver nutrients to animals, like sponges, that have a symbiotic relationship with the coral reef.
parrot fish. they dont mean to they just want the algae but they eat the coral olong with it
no they dont
Coral live in shallow waters because they have a special relationship with algae. The algae live in shallow waters and carry on photosynthesis. Algae grow inside coral. They help the coral grow and build a skeleton.
(In the world) There are over 500,000 species in the 600,000 square miles of coral reefs. Millions of species of fish, eels, sponges, grasses, algae, mollusks, crabs, worms, and other marine animals use reefs as homes or as nurseries for their young. Tons of coral make up the coral reefs. After the coral dies, it leaves its skeletons, made of calcium carbonate, behind. There are three different kinds of reefs: fringing reefs, barrier reefs, and… Read More
No its a plant. Umm... the above answer is not true. Coral Reef is a biome = = Oh yes and if you were talking about the stuff that grow in coral reefs, they are made of many coral polyps which are very tiny animals.
Most of the reef building corals and animals on a reef are dependant on high amounts of sunlight; thus coral reefs are restricted to the tropics where sunlight is abundant. There are deep water sponge reefs in temperate and artic regions, but they are much different from coral reefs.
D. increased growth of algae and damage to coral reefs
Most coral reefs are in the more shallow water. Though there are some in the deep water also. It depends on the types of corals being grown how deep they will grow.
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.
English Answer: Coral reefs are made of a living layer of coral on top of the skeletons of previous generations. So they are primarily made of non living coral But they are referred to living reefs as they continue to grow and live.
There are no coral reefs in California.
no dolphins are not in coral reefs.
Coral polyps are tiny animals that build protective calcium carbonate skeletons. Coral polyps create the basic structure of coral reefs with the help of single-celled algae. Coral reefs can be seen from space, but they are made by one of the world's simplest animals - some no bigger than the head of a pin. They are able do this because of their symbiotic relation with single-celled algae.
what is the aunual percipitaiton of coral reefs what is the aunual percipitaiton of coral reefs
lots of things. coral, for one. and algae prolly. and all types of animals make their home there. fish, sea turtles, plants...=)
They don't eat fish. They eat algae off of the coral reefs.
Most corals possess symbiotic algae in side their bodies which are called zooxanthallae . These algae impart color to most corals.
Most corals have a symbiotic relationship with green algae and other photosynthetic protists that live within the coral tissue. During the day, these photosynthesizers provide nutrients for the coral. The coral polyp secretes a calcium carbonate skeleton that forms coral reefs.
There are some rocks in the coral reefs but mostly living coral organisms. Rocks tend to sit at the bottom of the reefs. But reefs are not made of rocks, but are made of coral. :)