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
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.
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
The Great Barrier Reef is renowned for the abundance of exotic plant and animal
life. These range from microscopic planktons, to breathtaking corals, colourful ...
At first glance, you may think that coral reefs are made up of rocks, but they are
actually live organisms. These organisms are tiny little animals called polyps.
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 ...
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 ...
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 –.
Marine plants are enormously important to the Great Barrier Reef, specifically
algae, without which the coral reefs would not exist. Algae provide the food, ...