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 ...
Coral reefs are teeming with life because they provide surfaces on which ... water
and feed on plankton, (microscopic plants and animals that float in the water).
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 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, 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 ...
A guide to fish and other ocean animals from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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 ...
Coral organisms, called polyps, can live on their own, but are primarily
associated with the spectacularly diverse limestone communities, or reefs, they
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 ...