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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 ...

Coral Reef Plants | Common Plant Life of Coral Reef Ecosystems

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The term "coral reef plants" has been traditionally used to refer to all photosynthetic life forms (other than bacteria) commonly found within coral reef ecosystems.

Coral Reefs and Climate Change - What lives on a coral reef ...

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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 ...

Plants That Live in the Coral Reefs | USA Today

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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.

Great Barrier Reef | Facts | Coral Reef | Animals | Plants

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The Great Barrier Reef is renowned for the abundance of exotic plant and animal life. These range from microscopic planktons, to breathtaking corals, colourful ...

Are corals animals or plants? - NOAA's National Ocean Service

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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 Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

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Explore the corals, plants, animals, waters, and shipwrecks of Florida Keys National ... From beautiful, extensive coral reefs and other marine life to mysterious ...

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

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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 ...

Fauna and flora of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area a ...

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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 –.

Great Barrier Reef: Facts, Location & Animals - Live Science

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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.

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Coral Reef - Kids Do Ecology

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PLANTS: The sun is the source of energy for the coral reef ecosystem. ... make up about 1% of the ocean floor, but they house nearly 25% of life in the ocean.

Corals and Coral Reefs | Smithsonian Ocean Portal

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Coral reefs are the most diverse of all marine ecosystems. ... cells, called nematocysts, that allow the coral polyp to capture small organisms that swim too close.

BBC Nature - Great Barrier Reef wildlife

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The Great Barrier Reef can only be described as breathtakingly beautiful and one of the ... This is the world's most extensive stretch of coral reef and the only living thing ... Great Barrier Reef plants ... Life around the roots of red mangrove trees ...