CoralReef By: Maya g.
Description Dictionary definition Coral reef: a reef consisting of coral consolidated into limestone Coral: a marine colonial polyp characterized by calcareos skeleton Reef: a submerged rock or coil carribean plant
Locations Coral reefs are usually located in clear tropical waters. Coral reefs are at least 150 ft. under water but to be formed they have to be pretty close to the sun. The reason for this is algae (the enemy of coral) grows faster than coral .To make a coral reef you have to have coral . The way you make coral is sun . If algae covers coral then well no coral reef. Great barrier reef
Plants The coral reef has many plants belive it or not .It has plants such as plankton, sea grasses , algae last but not least coral. There are a lot of plants in the coral reef. Plants around reef
Animals In a coral reef there are so many different varietys of animals. Including sharks ! There are also others like conch,lobster, shrimp and sun jellys. There many more. Jelly fish lobster shark
Food Chains • If you ever eat fish your part of a coral reef food chain. This is an example of a food chain ; sun plankton fish
Weather It has to be warm because algae wont grow over coral. Always has to be over 90 .
refrence I got all my info at world biomes.com