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Interesting Information on Coral Reef with Pictures
Nov 27, 2020
Coral are large underwater structures made up of the skeletons of colonial marine invertebrates called coral.
Here are some pictures of coral reefs.
The coral species that build reefs are known as hermatypic, they extract calcium carbonate from seawater make hard texture.
The coral reef grows gradually as the century passes.
Corals are found all over the world's oceans.
The biggest coral reefs are found in the shallow waters of the tropics and subtropics and clear water.
There are hundreds of different species have a dazzling array of shapes and colors.
Some corals species feed by catching small marine life, like fish and some species depend on algae.
Coral reefs can reproduce asexually and sexually
The largest coral reef in the world is the Great Barrier Reef.
About 25% of all known marine species rely on coral reefs for shelter, food and breeding.
Coral reefs are divided into four categories such as fringing reefs, barrier reefs, patch reefs and atolls.
Ocean acidification, overfishing and pollution are pushing coral reefs into oblivion.
Healthy reefs, lead to healthy oceans, and healthy oceans lead to healthy Earth.