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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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HIDDEN TREASURES

WHAT IS CORAL’S SECRET OF SURVIVAL?



EXPERIMENT TO ARE A DAZZLING DIVERSITY OF LIFE.

DETERMINE THE TEMPERATURE OF WATER IN

WHICH CORAL WILL

FLOURISH!

20°

30°


The structure of coral reefs consist of limestone formations or coral rocks built by millions of little animals known as coral polyps.


Crab or coral rocks built by millions of little animals known as coral polyps.

Lion Fish

Clown Fish

Coral Reef Creatures

Sea Horse

Jellyfish

Angel Fish


GRAVEYARD or coral rocks built by millions of little animals known as coral polyps.

SPLENDOUR

TO


THREATS TO CORAL: or coral rocks built by millions of little animals known as coral polyps.


DIVERS CARELESSLY TOUCH CORAL. or coral rocks built by millions of little animals known as coral polyps.


People throw waste in the water. or coral rocks built by millions of little animals known as coral polyps.



Natural threats by dirtying ocean water

Parrotfish and starfish eat coral


Natural threats by dirtying ocean water

During very low tide coral is exposed to the sun and it dries up.


SYMBIOSIS by dirtying ocean water

Clownfish are always found with sea anemones,

which provide them with a home and protect them

from enemies.

Clownfish repays the sea anemone

by chasing away its enemies, such as butterfly fish which

love to eat sea anemones.

CLOWNFISH


The value of coral to mankind by dirtying ocean water

Medicines:

Coral reef plants and animals are important sources of new medicines being developed to treat cancer, arthritis, heart disease, viruses etc.


Recreation: by dirtying ocean waterMillions of scuba divers,

snorklers, fisherman as well as tourists.

visit coral reefs.

Economies receive income from visitors to

reefs through:

hotels

Fishing trips

diving


A NATURAL STORM BARRIER by dirtying ocean water

A coral reef structure buffers shorelines against waves, storms and floods helping to prevent loss of life, property, damage and erosion.


PROTECT CORAL REEFS by dirtying ocean water


WHAT IS CORAL’S SECRET OF SURVIVAL? by dirtying ocean water

CORAL’S SECRET OF SURVIVAL IS ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH

SEA CREATURES

AND BOTH NEED TO BE PROTECTED

FROM HUMAN DESTRUCTION.


PRESENTATION by dirtying ocean water

COMPILED BY GILAD TABUL (GRADE 3)

AND MRS MOOIMAN

www.coralreef.noaa.gov/outreach/thingsyoucando.htlm

www.tropicalfishdata.com/marine/coral

www.starfish.ch/reef/reef.html

Carson-Dellosa Publ.CD-1706

www.marine.uq.edu.au/ohg/acid/

www.enchantedlearning.com/report/animal/index.shtml

http://216.168.47.67/cis-fishnet/Crest/CR14.htm

www.calstatela.edu/faculty/eviau/edit557/oceans/patty/pcoral4.htm

Microsoft Encarta reference Library 2005.

www.biobcc.net/ocean/marinesci/04benthon/crform.htm

www.answers.com/coral+reef&r=-67


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