HIDDEN TREASURES. WHAT IS CORAL’S SECRET OF SURVIVAL?. AROUND THE WORLD, IN WARM AND SHALLOW WATERS, CORAL REEFS ARE A DAZZLING DIVERSITY OF LIFE. EXPERIMENT TO DETERMINE THE TEMPERATURE OF WATER IN WHICH CORAL WILL FLOURISH!. O°. 20°. 30°.
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WHAT IS CORAL’S SECRET OF SURVIVAL?
AROUND THE WORLD, IN WARM AND SHALLOW WATERS, CORAL REEFS ARE A DAZZLING DIVERSITY OF LIFE.
DETERMINE THE TEMPERATURE OF WATER IN
WHICH CORAL WILL
The structure of coral reefs consist of limestone formations or coral rocks built by millions of little animals known as coral polyps.
Coral Reef Creatures
Takes many forms but generally causes damage to coral reefs by dirtying ocean water
Parrotfish and starfish eat coral
During very low tide coral is exposed to the sun and it dries up.
Clownfish are always found with sea anemones,
which provide them with a home and protect them
Clownfish repays the sea anemone
by chasing away its enemies, such as butterfly fish which
love to eat sea anemones.
Coral reef plants and animals are important sources of new medicines being developed to treat cancer, arthritis, heart disease, viruses etc.
snorklers, fisherman as well as tourists.
visit coral reefs.
Economies receive income from visitors to
A coral reef structure buffers shorelines against waves, storms and floods helping to prevent loss of life, property, damage and erosion.
CORAL’S SECRET OF SURVIVAL IS ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH
AND BOTH NEED TO BE PROTECTED
FROM HUMAN DESTRUCTION.
COMPILED BY GILAD TABUL (GRADE 3)
AND MRS MOOIMAN
Microsoft Encarta reference Library 2005.