Coral reefs are cities of marine life.Coral is home to many fish .There are three major types of coral reefs. they are Barrier, Fringing , and atolls. Coral reefs are ancient animals. Corals are unique complex systems. Reefs are made of many different species of coral. Corals are tiny marine animals that stay in one place there entire life . Species of coral grow in colonies that get bigger and bigger each year.
five hundred- six hundred species live in coral reefs. The different species in a reef depends on what type of reef it is. Coral reefs have more diversity plant life. one-third of all marine fish live half there life on coral reefs. About two million species live in coral reefs . larger sharks and fish live in reefs too.
Coral reefs may not be able to survive what human kind in doing . 75% of remaining coral on Earth is threatened. Humans are a big threat to coral reefs. Some reefs have been entirely destroyed. Human kind has caused a rapid decline in the coral reefs heath. Coral reefs are very important too people , they provide food, protection of shore line storms , jobs based on tourism , and medicines . When a reef is white it means there is a polution problem .
location of reefs
Coral reefs are in shallow and deep water all over the world. Coral reefs can be places you would not expect them to be. 80% of the worlds shallow reefs are over fished. Large reefs are found in warm portions of the Pacific and Indian oceans . Many people live sixty kilometers of a reef. Reefs are the largest structures on earth of biological origin. Coral reef have different structure than the open ocean .
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