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Asked in Corals and Coral Reefs
What explains how limestone that began as coral can be found on continents?
the coral reefs only grow in the under water and the continents are under water so it can grow and give a good place in the under water. ...
Asked in Science
Why is most limestone formed in shallow warm seas?
Limestone is mostly made up of fossilized coral piled and compressed by the weight of the ocean over millions of years. Coral require sunlight for photosynthesis so cannont grow in deep water. Also, coral does better in warm regions. Limestone is found where coral is successful. Warm, shallow water. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences, Botany or Plant Biology
Are there coral reefs in the Neritic Zone?
Yes, where coral reefs are found along the edges of continents; Australia's Great Barrier Reef and Florida USA are two examples. However, many are found around volcanic islands or their remains(atolls). ...