Coral Reefs Trentin wooley

  • Corals are little tiny animals that live underwater.
  • Throughout a corals adult life it doesn't move.
  • Diffrent corals have diffrent shapes,colors,and sizes.
  • After a coral is no longer living nothing is left excipt its skelton.
  • The largest coral in the world is 2,000 kilometers long.
  • Corals can make huge colonies in a short amunt of time.
  • Corals are very colorful underwater.
  • Most coral reefs lose their color when there taken out of the water
  • When RED coral reefs get taken out of the water there color stays
  • Japan has been using RED corals for century's for there jewelry
  • Corals are found around warmer parts of the ocean
  • Corals have too live in shallow areas in the ocean
  • Coral reefs are one of the most colorful things in the world under water
  • They only fill 1 percent of the ocean floor
  • Without coral reefs our planet wouldn't be as healthy as its is today
  • Coral reefs are home to 25percent of marine life
  • Coral reefs support biodiversity,Coral are aslo very helpful too humans and there daily life
  • Corals are ancient animals related to jellyfish and also anemones
  • If a coral is a single coral its called a polyp
  • The polyp stretch out there tentacles to sting plankton.
  • If a reef is called a barrier it protects the shallow waters.
  • The reefs start forming shape when the polyps start growing.
  • All coral reefs that can see are between five and ten thousand years old.
  • The barrier coral reef is made up of 900 smaller reefs.
  • All coral reefs are a natural habitat for bait.
  • Fish use coral reefs to give birth because coral reefs are an protected environment.
  • Coral reefs are home to more marine life in the ocean then any other.
  • Coral reefs produce food,shoreline protection,and medicines
  • Some parts of the coral reef can possibly cure cancer or any other illness.
  • Algae and plankton stop coral reefs from providing food.
  • Coral reefs help improve the surrounding water quality.
  • Since coral reefs can stabilize the sea bed for sea grasses it provides feeding a baby and possibly raising baby.
  • Coral reefs can treat mild arthritis.
  • Many drugs used today are made up of coral reefs.
  • Scientist think there's one to eight million undiscovered species living near coral reefs.
  • The value for fisherman that have coral reef is over one hundred million.
  • One storm could kill off one colony of coral reefs.
  • Coral reefs prevent erosion from happening by buffering adjacent shorelines from wave action.
  • The worlds first coral reef ever formed was about five hundred million years ago.
  • All coral reefs are made up of polyps.
  • Soft corals are apart of coral reefs but they don't help form the reef.
  • Coral reefs have to live in shallow waters because the algae that lives with them need sun.
  • When corals compete for sunlight they become bigger and bigger.
  • Coral reefs are generally found in tropical oceans.
  • Coral reefs form 150 feet below sea level.
  • Coral reefs are usually formed near waves.
  • Because waves bring food,nutrients,and oxygen to the reef.
  • Coral reefs need water between 68-82 Fahrenheit (20-28) Celsius.
  • Coral reefs can easily die by things humans do everyday.
  • You can harm reefs by putting chemicals down your drain.
  • Soft coral is apart of the reef but doesn't help the reef.
  • Coral reefs have all kind of different shapes and it helps scientist identify them.
  • Coral reefs are not rock but are made of a hard material formed from tiny skeletons of invertebrate animals.
  • Coral is from the Greek work Koralion that means "Pebble".
  • Coral has many uses such as stopping blood,guard against poison ,protect dogs from rabies.
  • Coral doesn't grow well near the outlet of ariver or stream.

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