Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium
carbonate structures ..... Many other organisms living in the reef community
contribute skeletal calcium carbonate in the same ...
The term "coral reef plants" has been traditionally used to refer to all
photosynthetic life forms (other than bacteria) commonly found within coral reef
So many organisms like to live on coral reefs because they provide shelter and
food. To escape predators, animals can hide within cracks and crevices in the ...
Mangroves make up the third type of plant growing near reefs. The plants help
support a wide range of reef fishes and other marine life that use the coral reefs.
The Great Barrier Reef is renowned for the abundance of exotic plant and animal
life. These range from microscopic planktons, to breathtaking corals, colourful ...
Coral, a sessile animal, relies on its relationship with plant--like algae to build the
... called symbiosis, that benefits both animal and plant life in the ocean. ... is the
reason why coral reefs are the largest structures of biological origin on Earth, ...
Explore the corals, plants, animals, waters, and shipwrecks of Florida Keys
National ... From beautiful, extensive coral reefs and other marine life to
About one-third of all marine fish species live part of their lives on coral reefs. ...
The polyps extend their tentacles at night to sting and ingest tiny organisms ...
ISBN 1 876945 25 7. 1. Coral reef animals – Queensland – Great Barrier Reef. 2.
Coral reef plants – Queensland – Great Barrier Reef. 3. Coral reef biology –.
Sep 14, 2012 ... This sprawling coral reef north of Australia is the largest natural structure on ... but
also the largest structure on Earth made by living organisms.