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  • Corals: Effects And Effects Of Coral Reefs

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    Corals are marine invertebrate species. They are found throughout all of the world’s oceans. The largest coral reefs are found in clear, shallow oceans where they thrive. According to the Coral Reef Alliance, there are hundreds of different species of coral (Brown, 1997). Corals are unique, each being of different shape, size, and color. Corals commonly get mistaken for being part of the Plantae Kingdom. In actuality, the coral is an animal referred to as a polyp, part of the Animalia Kingdom belonging

  • Corals : The Negative Effects Of Coral Reefs

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    Coral reefs are underwater forests that act as natural protective barriers in the coastal regions. They are also habitats to some of the most fragile and diverse ecosystems on earth. Sixteen percent of all the coral reefs in the world were wiped out in only one year. The warm air and the high temperatures at the surface of the ocean that are brought about by climate change have a great impact on the corals. They alter the communities of coral reefs by causing corals to bleach. The chemistry of the

  • Coral Bleaching

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    Coral Bleaching Abstract Coral reefs have been called the rainforests of the ocean and are one of the most diverse and important ecosystems on the planet. This paper will explore how global warming has effected these fragile ecosystems. It will focus on the impact of increasing ocean temperatures on coral reefs. Coral Reefs Coral reefs exist globally from 30N to 30S latitude and have existed in some form on Earth for over 200 million years. Over 2500 species of coral have been identified

  • 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

  • Coral Reefs : The Contribility Of Coral Reefs And Ecosystems

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    to 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 Bleaching And Its Impact On Coral Reef Ecosystems

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    currently know about coral bleaching and its impact on coral reef ecosystems. It analyses the scientific evidence linking coral bleaching to climate change and other anthropogenic activities. It also focuses on the importance of ecosystem services provided by coral reefs, and the socio-economic and environmental impacts of coral bleaching. The paper concludes with a set of recommendations and mitigation strategies to slow down the rate of coral bleaching, thus allowing coral reefs to adapt and develop

  • Corals And Coral Oceans : The Great Barrier Reef

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    Figure 1 The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system that stretches over 1,400 miles through the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Many kinds of coral make up the Great Barrier reef and they are an essential part in keeping a heathy marine ecosystem. They protect coastlines from damage due to waves and tropical storms, they provide habitats and shelter for marine life, they are a source of nitrogen and nutrients to underwater food chains, and do many more things to ensure

  • Informative Essay On Coral Reefs

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    for the inhabitants of earth’s coral reefs, the planet’s constant warming immediately endangers thousands of species. While coral reefs occupy only a small fraction of the ocean’s floor, they account for roughly one fourth of the world’s marine life. Coral itself, which in large part comprises coral reefs is made up of thousands of tiny polyps that cling together and secrete a hard outer coating binding the individual polyps together (Jaap, 212-213). Generally coral make up the vast majority of all

  • 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

  • Oxybenzone Effects On Corals

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    oxybenzone, on coral health. The properties of this chemical impede coral reproduction through endocrine disruption and planulae dissolution as well as promote viral infections in the symbiotic dinoflagellate found in coral. The effects of oxybenzone potentially boost coral bleaching and harm population dynamics, however before concluding what level of aggression is needed to combat oxybenzone, additional research is needed to improve our overall understanding of its impacts on specific coral species and