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  1. Coral reef

  2. Introduction to coral reef • Coral reef are amazing,natural wonders that live in warm waters of the tropics. Providing habitat fot thousands of marine creatures.

  3. Corals are animalsorplants?

  4. Coral isan animal! • Theyliveattachedtothe sea floor. • A single coral animal iscalled a coral polyp. • The coral polypslivetogether in colonies. • Coral polypslive insidehere

  5. Tinylittleanimals! • Polypsinsidepolypsoutside

  6. What do theyeat? • Thepolyps use theirtentaclesto catch tinyanimalsthatfloat in thewatercalledzooplankton. • Butcoralsmost of theirfoodfrom marine plantsthatactuallyliveinsidethe coral. • They are solar poweredjustliketrees.

  7. Coralshavethesecondhighestbiodiversityafterrainforest

  8. Why are important?

  9. They are home to 33% of allknownfishspecies. • And a nurseryaroundforover 25% of all marine species. • Theyhavethepotentialtobeused as medical cures. • Theyprotect 20% of theworld’scoastfrom wave erosion.

  10. Whatplantsliveon coral reefs? • Algae-lots of differenttype

  11. Whatanimalsliveonthereef? • Turtles!

  12. Giantclams

  13. Parrotfish

  14. Damselfishincludingclownfishlikenemo!

  15. Cleanershrimp

  16. Mostlarger coral reefs in theworld! • The Great Barrier Reef- Queensland, Australia; the largest coral reef system. Is in first place • In second place-honduras,islas de la bahia.

  17. Perhapsyou can jointhemoneday!