Coral Reefs Essay

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  • Coral Reefs And Coral Reef

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    Coral reefs in Belize have declined in abundance over the past decade. The reefs have experienced massive losses due to many local and global stressors such as bleaching, disease, sewage, overfishing, climate change, and tourism damage. After Hurricane Iris in 2001, the coral reef in Belize was left for the dead due to no growth. Direct impacts such as hurricanes are associated with the loss of architectural complexity of coral habitats. The loss of this coral reef complication drives the decline

  • The Reefs And Its Effects On The Coral Reefs

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    there are many coral reefs. This island I chose to look at, is called Desecheo Island or Isla de Desecheo. It 's just of the coast of Puerto Rico. The coral reefs in the island are continental reefs according to geomorphologists( people who study physical features of the Earth’s surface). It is a fringing reef around the coast of the island and a shelf reef beyond that. In the fringing reef, the depth of the reef is mixed between shallow and deep. When it gets near the shelf reef areas, the depth

  • Coral Reefs : Human Effect On The Coral Reef Ecosystems

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    marine biologist presenting a seminar titled ‘coral reefs under threat’, which discusses human impact on reef systems. A sceptical member of the audience questions whether there is sufficient evidence to support your claims, and goes on to state that maybe the issues regarding coral reefs have simply been exaggerated by the media, environmentalists and scientists. – 750 to 1000 words There are multiple human factors that can and are affecting the coral reef ecosystems globally. One of the simpler ones

  • Coral Reefs : The Ecosystem

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    Coral reefs are an essential component to the ecosystems in Hawaii. Coral reefs are comprised of numerous Cnidarian species that grow sympatrically to form structured colonies. Coral reef colonies support a wide range of marine wildlife. The marine animals utilize coral reefs as their habitat, as a source of food, and as a catalyst for community interactions. Coral reef communities that are well established are known to be highly biodiverse. Coral reefs are known as the tropical rainforests of the

  • Coral Reefs : The Contribility Of Coral Reefs And Ecosystems

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    many, coral reefs are an immense necessity to ecosystems across the globe. They act as a major source of nitrogen and other critical nutrients for the hundreds of marine food chains that live close to or in these ecosystems. Coral is proves to be a major factor is recycling these nutrients. On top of this, coral reefs are a major component when it comes looking at its assistance in carbon and nitrogen fixing (an essential process due to the rise is global warming and pollution). Coral reefs absorb

  • Coral Reefs Essay

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    Coral reefs are very diverse ecosystems. They are “the rainforest of the sea”. Coral reefs can be very big or very small. The Great Barrier Reef (Australia) is 1,600 miles long and 40 miles wide. They are very important for our ocean, they provide food and home for many of the fish in the ocean. For some fish, coral reefs are the only viable food source or shelter they have. Coral reefs are very important. Coral reefs are made by individual coral that join together to form a coral colony. Each

  • Speech On Coral Reefs

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    Coral Reefs play such a vital role in the oceans. They provide a great source of food for large marine animals, shelter for many fish and invertebrates, and adds biodiversity to the oceans. Without this habitat there would be a large extinction of many species of fish, which effects larger marine animals who find their food in coral reefs. It’s important we do our best to better our corals and replenish the habitat. When the coral reefs are injured and dying it effects a very large food chain. One

  • Climate Change On Coral Reefs

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    change has on coral reefs is very concerning. The increase in sea temperatures is causing the coral reefs to become bleached. When a coral becomes bleached it causes them to expel the algae, leaving the corals white. Bleached corals results in many negative effects. When a coral is bleached they have reduced growth rates, the species that depend on them are affected, and there is a decline in coral reef protection from shorelines. The devastating impacts that climate change has on coral reefs are unpredictable

  • Coral Reef Pollution

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    seen through the coral reefs that reside mostly on shores. Through the window provided by the diverse biome of coral reefs we can see how the ocean reacts to the changes being sustained(change). Humans play a major part in the growth of the coral reef(change). The pollution we make from the gases, chemicals, and tools we use end up in the ocean especially effecting reefs as they are located near shores(rewrite). With the ever increasing temperatures due to global warming the coral reef biomes are becoming

  • Imminent Threats to Coral Reefs

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    Coral reefs are fragile ecosystems, and even a slight change in their marine habitat could drastically impact the corals, and other marine life too. One of the main threats to the reefs is climate change. As global warming occurs through out the world, the ocean waters will also start to get warmer, which is what is known as ocean warming. Even 2 degrees Celsius change in the water can have a massive impact on the corals. This is because the corals can feel this slight change and will start to feel