Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium
carbonate structures ..... Bermuda is known for its northernmost coral reef system,
located at 32.4° N and 64.8° W. T...
Coral reefs are found in more than 100 countries around the world. Most reefs
are located between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, in the Pacific Ocean, ...
The largest coral reef is the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The second largest
coral reef can be found off the coast of Belize, in Central America. Other reefs are
However, coral reefs are not randomly scattered throughout each of these great
ocean basins (see map below). Why? Because the global distribution of coral ...
Reef-building corals are restricted in their geographic distribution by their
physiology. For instance ... These zones vary according to the location and type
Because of strict environmental restrictions, coral reefs generally are confined to
tropical and semi-tropical waters.
NOAA National Ocean Service Education: Global distribution of coral reefs. ...
The red dots on this map show the location of major stony coral reefs of the world.
Coral reefs are home to 25% of all marine life on the planet. In fact the variety of
life supported by coral reefs rivals that of the tropical forests of the Amazon or ...
Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, housing tens
of thousands of marine species. About one-third of all marine fish species live ...
Coral reefs are the most diverse of all marine ecosystems. ... they could conduct
research in one location, from multiple disciplines, over a long period of time.