Fringing Reef Kirsten McDonough, ava barnhart, and orly Hammond

A coral reef formed next a shore line. Most common type of reef found in the Caribbean and Red Sea. It is the first reef to form around a land mass in a long-term reef growth process.

Interesting facts!

  • a cluster of polyps growing together which is an animal that gives reef their shape
  • most are 5 and 10,000 years old
  • The Navy will sink old ships to allow a coral reef to grow so reefs can start on the shells of sunken boats to help preserve different sea biomes
  • The fringing reef improves water quality
  • There are seagrass meadow in reefs which acts like a nursery for manatee and dugongs, where they can feed and raise their calves in a protected environment
  • Reefs cover about 1% of the ocean floor
  • Healthy reefs mean a healthy ocean which leads to a healthy planet

Mottos:

Keep the coral floral!

Don't be a thief keep the reef!

The ocean is not a dance floor

The Evolution!

Credits:

Created with images by James St. John - "Porites porites furcata (branched finger coral) (San Salvador Island, Bahamas) 22" • James St. John - "Porites porites furcata (branched finger coral) (San Salvador Island, Bahamas) 10" • r.mcminds - "GCMP_sample_photo_3777"

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