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Coral Reefs
Photo: Damselfish add to the destruction of coral reef as they create holes in the coral to eat. Algae then grows in those ... , when an algal bloom occurs near a coral reef, it may smother parts of the coral reef. The algae block the sunlight required ... relatively short time span. Photo: The crown of thorns starfish eats coral polyps. It reportedly is poisonous if stepped on. Photo courtesy of NOAA ...
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Coral Reefs
Not all coral produce reefs. Those that do are called hermatypic. The small zooxanthellae algae perform photosynthesis, using light energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into food. Although coral polyps are carnivorous, they receive much of their energy from this photosynthesis. In return, the algae have a safe place to live within the coral tissue, and the algae use the coral ...
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Eco-Pros Coral Communities
Coral ... are continually created, from dead and living coral polyps, the limestone may form into tubes, domes, branches, fan shapes, or any variety of structures. As more coral animals develop and secrete limestone, ...
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CHAMP - Coral Spawning - NOAA's Coral Health and Monitoring Program
Each coral colony is started by an individual coral polyp that literally grows copies of itself, a process known as budding. The new coral polyps ...
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CHAMP - Quotations - NOAA's Coral Health and Monitoring Program
"(J.D. Dana, 1853) "Intricately organised and immensely diverse, the living coral reef is the triumphant achievement of coral polyps..."(J.E.N. Veron, 1986) "He who sees things grow from their ... the harbor of Amboyna)] "And now we must say farewell to these delicate and beautiful coral polyps whose labours protect the shores of continents and islands and raise green-rimmed atolls above ...
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Coral reefs: a growing concern
Coral reefs are created by tiny organisms -- coral polyps -- that produce calcium carbonate (limestone) structures as their exoskeleton. In a beautifully symbiotic relationship, the polyps ...
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Coral Reefs - MarineBio.org
Coral reefs are built by millions of coral polyps, small colonial animals resembling overturned jellyfish that use excess carbon dioxide in the water from the atmosphere and turn it into limestone. The Variety of Coral Reefs Coral reefs ...
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The Amazing Coral Reef
The reef is made up of small colonial animals, called coral polyps. Coral polyps live on plankton and also on sunlight, utilizing symbiotic ... coral reef can turn an otherwise barren patch of sand into a bustling marine metropolis. All of this is made possible by the tiny coral polyps, most no larger than a single pearl. Join Oceanic Research Group as we learn how coral reefs grow ...
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The Coral Reef: A Living Wonder
The reef is made up of small colonial animals, called coral polyps. Coral polyps live on plankton and also on sunlight, utilizing symbiotic algae in their skin tissue to ... by the tiny coral polyps, most no larger than a single pearl. Join Oceanic Research Group on a journey to the coral reefs of the Pacific and Caribbean to learn how coral polyps survive, reproduce ...
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Coral Reef Protection | Habitat Protection | US EPA
The plant-like algae live inside the coral polyps and perform photosynthesis, producing food which is shared with the coral. In exchange the coral provides the algae with protection and access to ... are found in shallow, clear water where light can penetrate down to the coral polyps. Reef building coral communities also require tropical or sub-tropical temperatures, and exist globally in a ...
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