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 »
Facts and information about coral reefs; including reef structure, marine life, and
... Basic Facts About Coral Reefs. Fact Sheet ... of thousands of marine species.
About one-third of all marine fish species live part of their lives on coral reefs.
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- Part 3: When Do Corals
A Guide Featured Article, Part 3 of this series discusses when corals
eat and how they derive their nutrition in several ways, all of which require that the polyps be open, either for the zooanthellae algae to gather light, ... More »
Coral organisms, called polyps, can live on their own, but are primarily
associated with the spectacularly diverse limestone communities, or reefs, they
Fact 2: A coral reef isn't a “thing,” it's actually a community of life that lives and
thrives in one location. What we think of as the base of the reef (and what we see
Dec 16, 2014 ... Coral reefs are unique (e.g., the largest structures on earth of biological origin)
and ... Stony corals (scleractinians) make up the largest order of ...
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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 ...