Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium
carbonate structures secreted by corals. Coral reefs are built by colonies of tiny
coral reef Coral reefs are warm, clear, shallow ocean habitats that are rich in life.
The reef's massive structure is formed from coral polyps, tiny animals that live in ...
In the Pacific islands, coral reefs have some of the highest biodiversity in the
world. For example, Guam hosts over 3,500 species of plants and animals, ...
From parrotfish that cover themselves in a blanket of their own mucus to tiny
pygmy sea horses, there are some bizarre sea creatures that live in coral reefs.
Coral reefs along our coastlines are the richest habitats on the planet and are
home to countless animal species. Animals from all different groups including ...
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 ...
Discover the coral reef, one of the most diverse ecosystems on our planet. ... The
sea worms are a large and varied group of animals belonging to a group called ...
ANIMALS: Did you know that there can be as many different types of fish in two
acres of coral reef in Southeast Asia as there are ...
Coral polyps are actually translucent animals. Reefs get their wild hues from the
billions of colorful zooxanthellae (ZOH-oh-ZAN-thell-ee) algae they host. When ...
Coral, a sessile animal, relies on its relationship with plant--like algae to build the
... slowly laying the limestone foundation for coral reefs and giving shape to the ...