Coral Reef Bailey harless

  • Coral are small marine animals that remain in one place throughout their adult life.
  • Some species are solitary, which means they live alone.
  • corals prefer warm,clear,and shallow waters.
  • The water temp has to be at least 70 or 80 degrees.
  • Coral reefs are rocky mounds of living things.
  • Coral polyps feed at night.
  • Soft corals grow on top of any coral reefs.
  • Corals skeletal material can be internal or it can be external.
  • After the coral dies its skeletal still remains in the same place that it died at.
  • Many corals are very colorful underwater. When they die or are taken out of the water their color fades.
  • The red coral does not fade. In that case it is used for jewelry.
  • Coral reefs are colored by alge.
  • Reefs in the keys,hold at least 45 species of many corals.
  • Coral reefs value is about at 30 billion U.S dollars.
  • Coral reefs are often called the ¨Rainforests of the sea¨.
  • .Corals are very much related to sea anemones because they share the same structure.
  • Corals are an ancient related to jellyfish and sea anemones.
  • A single coral is called a polyp.
  • Thousands of polyps live together to form a coral colony.
  • Some coral reefs are very diverse to the ecosystem in many many ways.
  • Coral reefs are very noticeable in size.
  • The Great Barrier is made up of 900 smaller coral reefs.
  • Corals can grow in many shapes according to their type.
  • Corals reefs take a very long time to grow.
  • Coral reefs only grow 2cm per year.
  • Corals are often the first line of defense.
  • When a coral reef grows the sea bed becomes more stable than it was before.
  • The Great Barrier reefs is about 10,000 years old.
  • People have discovered reefs can be a cure for cancer and illnesses.
  • There are three types of coral reefs. They are fringing reefs, barrier reefs,and coral atolls.
  • Barrier reefs are found in lagoons. The barrier reefs block that area where they´re found.
  • The worlds first coral formed about 500 million years ago.
  • Fringing corals can be found along coastlines.
  • Coral reefs are created by biological processes.
  • Soft corals are flexible .The most common reef is the fringing reef.
  • The fringing reef grows up on top of volcanic rock.
  • There are over 2,500 kinds of coral.Other corals are soft corals.
  • About 1/3 of tropical fish live part of their lives in the coral reefs.
  • In those 45 species of tropical fish there are 5 species of sea turtles.
  • Coral reefs are very important to many people.
  • Many people also pose the greatest threat to coral reefs.
  • In some areas coral reefs have been entirely destroyed.
  • At least 400 million people rely on coral reefs.
  • Coral reefs are very unique. Corals can be found all around he world.
  • In most tropical waters the sea floor is covered in coral reefs.
  • Coral reefs provide man valuable things to many humans.
  • Coral reefs are made of calcium ,carbonate skeletons.
  • The Great Barrier reef can be seen in outer space.
  • Coral helps manage carbon monoxide levels.
  • More types of fish live in 2 acre area of coral reef.
  • These undersea places are homes to more types of fish than any other habitat.
  • Coral reefs are the best place to visit.
  • Corals are the biggest living structure under the sea.

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