Welcome. To Florida keys. FLORIDA KEYS A CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEM. Florida keys is located 15 miles from Miami The Florida keys ends 145 kilometers (90 miles) north of Cuba. WATER DEPTH, RAIN FALL, FRESH WATER & SALT WATER.
Florida keys is located 15 miles from Miami
The Florida keys ends 145 kilometers (90 miles) north of Cuba
The hottest day is 110 degrees.
The sunlight is very important for the tropical flowers and plants. Some people don’t know that with out sunlight the coral couldn’t grow, and if the coral couldn’t grow the smaller fish couldn’t eat then, the big fish would go hungry then the food web would be out of it’s place.TEMPATURE & SUNLIGHT
Marine Bacteria zooxanthelle phytoplankton
barracuda moray eel
parrot fish black sea urchin knobbed porgy
Coral turtle grass algae
Some of the abiotc affects are
over harvesting of sea life.
Over one-half of the world is at high or medium risk from human disturbance, this often leads to a sickness where corals come diseased or bleached. People noticed a spread of damage and bleaching in coral reefs, this happened not only in places with lots of human movement but in undisturbed areas too. Motor boats can tear up sea grasses in shallow lagoons.People’s affects
The main affects for people are touching, leaning, or standing on coral and boats pollution.
It’s estimated that it takes a coral reef 30-100 years to recover from a single touch, it could take up to 500 years before the corals return to normal stage.