[2015] Nicole+Gina V (3rd Earth Science 2015): Coral reefs

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[2015] Nicole+Gina V (3rd Earth Science 2015): Coral reefs

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What are coral reefs?-Living organisms made of polyps-Two different types: hard coral, and soft coral-The polyps absorb calcium to grow-Three formations: fringing reef, barrier reef, and atolls

What currently damages coral reefs?-Detrimental fishing practices-Overfishing-Climate change-Careless tourism-Pollution-Coral mining-Sedimentation

What is the impact of ocean pollution on coral reefs?- litter can harm reefs- extra nutrients decrease oxygen-sediments and pesticides interfere with reproducing- pollution introduces pathogen

How can we save coral reefs?- conserve water- reduce pollution- only use ecological/organic fertilizers- correctly dispose of your trash- spread the word on helping coral reefs- volunteer to help clean up coral reefs

Bibliographywww.nature.org/ourinitiatives/urgentissues/coralreefs/ways-to-help-coral-reefs/index.htmcelebrating200years.noaa.gov/visions/coral/side.htmlhttp://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/oceans/coral_reefs.cfmhttp://www.icran.org/peoplereefs-tenquestions.htmlwwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/blue_planet/coasts/coral_reefs/coral-threats

Coral Reefs


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