Asked in Care of Fish, Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species, Oceans and Seas, Corals and Coral Reefs
What do parrot fish do for the coral reef?
They chew up coral and eat the polyps. They then excrete fine coral dust which makes the beautiful coral sands that so many people love so much when they visit the coral islands and reefs. ...
Asked in Marine , Corals and Coral Reefs
How do coral reefs form what makes them vulnerable to environmental stress?
Coral reefs begin to form when free-swimming coral larvae attach to submerged rocks. Both natural conditions and those created by man is what make coral reefs vulnerable to environmental stress. ...
What are the difference of corals and coral reefs?
A coral reef is a colony of corals. A coral reef can be formed on rock rubble, but old established coral reefs are actually structured out of dead coral. This is one of the reasons it takes so long for a reef to form. Some corals may life for tens or even hundreds of years before they die and allow another coral to grow on top of their skeleton. There are many types of coral reefs, but the real difference is that...
How does algae benefit from living insdie coral polyps?
When a coral polyp is formed it takes in the algae and the algae carries onto photosynthesis inside the coral. The algae later helps the coral change calcium salts in seawater into a hard calcium carbonate structure that makes up a coral reef. Without the algae helping to create calcium carbonate, a coral reef wouldn't have it's nice structure. ...
Asked in Marine , Belize, Corals and Coral Reefs
What types of Coral are in the Belize barrier reef?
Lettuce Coral, brain coral, elkhorn coral, staghorn coral, star coral, fire coral, sea pen, scroll coral, golfball coral, mustard hill coral, rose coral, sea whips, maze coral, rigid cactus coral, orange cup coral.... and many more. ...
Asked in Corals and Coral Reefs
What different types of species of coral are there?
well their is soft coral and hard coral +brain coral breanha coral lily coral and extra coral ...