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Coral reef - Wikipedia

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Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals. Coral reefs are built by colonies of tiny animals ...

Coral Reef Ecosystems | Reef Relief - Reef Relief

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Coral reefs are one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth, rivaled only by tropical rain forests. They are made up not only of hard and soft corals, ...

Coral ecosystems | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world; thousands of species and millions of people depend on reefs for food and protection.

Corals and Coral Reefs | Smithsonian Ocean Portal

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Coral reefs are the most diverse of all marine ecosystems. They teem with life, with perhaps one quarter of all ocean species depending on reefs for food and ...

Coral Reefs - Sea World

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The coral reef ecosystem is a diverse collection of species that interact with each other and the physical environment. The sun is the initial source of energy for ...

Coral Reef | Basic Facts About Coral Reefs | Defenders of Wildlife

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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 ...

Energy Flow in the Coral Reef Ecosystem | Science | Video | PBS ...

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Learn how energy from sunlight is transferred through the inhabitants of the coral reef ecosystem. Photosynthesizing plants and algae convert light energy into ...

Coral Reef | Oceana

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Often nicknamed the “rainforests of the sea,” coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. Scientists believe that more than a million species  ...

Coral Reef Biodiversity | Coral Reef Alliance

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Biodiversity is the variety of living species that can be found in a particular place —region, ecosystem, planet, etc. Coral reefs are believed by many to have the ...

Coral Reefs - Kids Do Ecology

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LOCATION: Coral reefs are generally found in clear, tropical oceans. Coral reefs form in ... PLANTS: The sun is the source of energy for the coral reef ecosystem.