Coral reef ecosystems contain distinct zones that represent different kinds of
habitats. Usually, three major zones are recognized: the fore reef, reef crest, and
the ... More »
Learn about the size, diet, population, range, behavior and other fascinating facts
about coral reefs.
Facts and information about coral reefs; including reef structure, marine life, and
Coral reefs are some of the most beautiful places on Earth to visit. Coral reefs are
more than beautiful, they are fascinating ecosystems, and important to all of life ...
While the majority of coral reefs
are found in tropical and sub-tropical water within the latitudes of 30 degrees north and 30 degrees south, there are also deep water corals
in colder regions. Ocean acidification is a related phenomenon, caused by global warming and t... More »
Coral organisms, called polyps, can live on their own, but are primarily
associated with the spectacularly diverse limestone communities, or reefs, they
The coral reef biome is located within the ocean but is separate from the ocean
biome. It is located in a shallow, clear portion of the ocean in mostly tropical ...
The world's first coral reefs formed about 500 million years ago. Coral reefs are
made of millions of tiny, fragile animals called hard coral polyps, living and dead.
Conservation of ocean environments, seas, coasts, the coral reefs and their
magnicient ... Coral reefs are home to 25% of all marine life on the planet. ....
Facts: Quick coral facts; Profile: Tropical coral ecoregions; Profile: Cold- and
Coral reefs contain colorful and amazing animals, but are threatened by human
activities. Images, videos, and facts from around the world.