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  1. Coral Reefs

    * Coral reefs are underwater structures made from calcium carbonate secreted by corals. Coral reefs are colonies of tiny animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups. The polyps are like...

  2. Endangerment of Coral Reefs

    Endangerment of Coral Reefs Bernardshan (Ben) Mohan 210168680 SC/NATs 1840 Science, Technology and the Environment Ron Chopowick Rosalyne November 25, 2009 Coral reefs are considered to be the rainforest of the oceans and arguably the most beautiful habitat in the world. Coral reefs are underwater...

  3. Coral Reefs

    Case Study: St. Lucia/Caribbean – a study of coral reefs under threat 1a) The main area where coral reefs are found is in the Indo-Pacific region. It can be divided into an eastern and western region. The eastern sub-region includes the Red Sea, the western part of the Indian Ocean and the eastern...

  4. Coral Reefs

    Topic :Coral Reefs Grade 10 subject: Geography Table of Contexts What is a Coral Reef? Where are they located? Types of coral reefs Other types of coral reefs Man’s impact on the coral reef Rehabilitation of Coral Reefs Bibliography ...

  5. The Current Status of Indonesia's Coral Reef

    of the ocean is adored by many people. The multi-colors of the corals, the unique sea creatures and many more have been candy for the eyes and inspiring to the people. But if people like it so much, why do they let it slowly disappear? Right now Indonesia's Coral Reefs are decreasing in a rapid pace...

  6. Effects of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reef Systems

    to have great impacts on marine ecosystems. Coral reefs are among the most recognized ecosystems threatened by ocean acidification. It has been found that the lower pH of the ocean hinders calcification of many reef organisms. Ocean acidification affects coral growth in primary polyps, and has also been...

  7. The Tragedy of the Commons Invading Our Environmental Rights Case Study: Coral Reefs

    Disciplines First Paper Final Draft Tragedy of the commons invading our environmental rights: Case study Coral Reefs In our world there are many resources, all of which people do not have a choice in sharing such as our air and our oceans. These resources are looked at as infinite, although...

  8. Ocean Chemistry

    a lot of different things. Some people use it for leisure activities such as swimming or relaxing at the beach, some use it to pursue careers such as surfing, and others thrive off of it for business such as transportation. Even though all of these are true many people do not know about science behind...

  9. disease

    Elkhorn and staghorn corals in waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands. This tissue loss resulted in a distinct line of bare white skeleton, after which this disease is named. Although scientists are unsure about the cause of this disease, it is suspected that algal overgrowth of the coral maybe the primary cause...

  10. About Famous Place in Malaysia

    multicultural and multilingual society. cultural diversity and the amazing contrast of colour, amazing tourism destinations,hi-tech life and the welcoming people truly makes Malaysia the perfect holidaying destinations. Malaysia is really like two countries in one, cleaved in half by the South China Sea. Within...

  11. Investigating the Cause of Global Warming

    Investigating the Cause of Global Warming Many people disagree on the issue concerning global warming. Some believe that human activities, various forms of polluting, are the main cause of global warming. Others think that not only have humans not affected the planet by any significant amount, but that...

  12. coral reef

    Coral Reefs   The world has already lost 20 percent of coral reefs worldwide with another 15 percent in critical condition ("Epa", 2012), with this being said protection for the reefs needs to be in place. Coral reefs are a complex and diverse habitat. There are three different types of interesting...

  13. Are Coral Reefs in Danger?

    tropical ocean waters, coral reefs provide priceless resources to both human and marine life. The leading natural cause of destruction among the coral reefs is global warming. Other natural causes are earthquakes, hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons. The destruction to the coral reefs from these natural...

  14. Help Makes a Difference

    the environment, but that’s not good enough. People don’t understand how serious global warming can be. If we don’t do something soon the climate will drastically change, birds and other animals will die, and the air will become polluted. It’s time that people take consideration in the environment instead...

  15. Global Warming essay

    Arrhenius. The Global Warming issue is a serious problem, its discovery caused different responses and marked the starting point where the way that people think and act will be philosophically and socially affected in order to create a “green” attitude towards the Earth. Here is how it works; before the...

  16. Guam

    Guam By: Paige LaBlonde History Guam is believed to have been found around 2000 B.C by sailors coming from Indonesia. The people of Guam are called Chamorros. When Europeans first arrived on Guam the society fell into three different classes: matua (upper class), achaot (middle class), and mana’chang...

  17. Practice Questions 2009.doc uploaded successfully

    equation to mathematically describe the relationship between these rates and the rate of population change. What five countries had the largest numbers of people in 2008? 2. What is fertility rate? Distinguish between replacement level fertility (RLF) and total fertility rate (TFR). Explain why reaching the...

  18. Florida Coral Identification

    Coral Identification for FKCC Students One of the best ways to learn the names and four letter codes for corals is to go see them in their natural habitat. Yes, I know you do not get to go out on a boat enough, and when you do, there is never enough time to really take a good look around. The easiest...

  19. Bosta! Dos Infewrnos

    realized that I hadn't. The magazine article said Sharm el-Sheikh was the best place to dive. And it was. Once at the hotel, I realized that many people had come on their own, some to dive, some to snorkel, and others to simply relax in a cosmopolitan resort. Camel Hotel is a beautiful hotel with...

  20. Global Warming: the Last 10,000 Years

    For the last 10,000 years, the Earth's climate has been tremendously important to mankind. Today, nevertheless, major changes are taking place. People are performing an unintentional global experiment by changing the face of the entire planet. We are wiping out the ozone layer, which permits life...

  21. Coral Reef Decrease

    The Decrease of Coral Reefs Taylah Bruce Science 10.3 The Decrease of Coral Reefs In Australia, particularly, the rapid decrease of coral is becoming a vast issue. Our most prominent body of coral, The Great Barrier Reef, is facing annual bleaching within the next twenty years due to warmer,...

  22. Global Warming by Definition

    These diseases are spreading rapidly worldwide. Plant and animal range shifts and population changes. In the ocean, coral reef bleaching which makes the sea species which depends on coral reef becomes extinct. Al Gore has been around the world to talk about Global warming. He struggles to reposition Global...

  23. Tourism Home Work.Docx

    Honduras to Belize in June 1973, and full independence was granted on September 21, 1981. CULTURE The Belizean culture is made up of influences and people from Kriol, Maya, Garinagu (also known as Garifuna), Mestizo (a mixture of Spanish and Native Americans), Mennonites who are of German descent, with...

  24. Global Warming

    seawater that's more acidic has a deleterious effect on organisms with shells made of calcium carbonate, such as corals, mollusks, shellfish and plankton. The report of WWF on coral reefs says that coral populations will collapse by 2100 due to increased temperatures and ocean acidification. Scientists are...

  25. Bleaching Away the Beauty of Coral Reefs

    Bleaching Away the Beauty of Coral Reefs Pretend you are about to go scuba diving in the ocean. You jump in the water and begin to sink down. As you start surveying the coral reefs around you, something catches your eye. The coral has turned white, and no longer moves with life. This whiteness...

  26. Is Travel Destroying the Environment?

    perspective on the global environment. Some go to great lengths, literally, to climb Kilimanjaro, snorkel around the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, or lie around on the exotic beaches of Southeast Asia. So they are among the first to notice when things in the environment are not how they are suppose...

  27. global warming

    distinction of the species there. Higher level of carbon dioxide causes the acidification of the oceans. According to the report of WWF on coral reefs says that coral populations will collapse by 2100 due to increased temperatures and ocean acidification. The climatic changes are seen worldwide. Exceptional...

  28. Why Should We Conserve Our Coral Reefs Before Its Too Late?

    Why Should We Conserve Our Coral Reefs Before Its Too Late? The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s latest report warns that half of the coral reefs could disappear by 2045. Coral reefs are diverse ecosystems that support different kinds of fish species and other organisms under the sea...

  29. Ocean Acidification

    that ocean acidification will have negative impacts on the survival of many marine organisms. Lower ocean pH damages the physiological processes of corals, zooplankton, echinoderms, coccolithophores, and mollusks, which depend on calcium carbonate to construct protective skeletons. Fish also will likely...

  30. Turning Up the Heat

    450 p.p.m. (Six Degrees) and we are approaching it quickly. Carbon dioxide gas is released into the atmosphere from some of the most common items people use each day without even realizing the impact. Automobiles, one of the biggest culprits, are used by millions around the world. The vehicles' engines...

  31. Lawries Reef

    Location: The Great Barrier Reef is a site of remarkable variety and beauty on the north-east coast of Australia, off the east coast of the Queensland mainland It contains the world’s largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusc. It also...

  32. Jacques-Yves Cousteau

    June 11, 1910 and died on June 25, 1997. Cousteau was born to an upper class family and lived a luxurious childhood. His father was a lawyer for many people including a billionaire. Cousteau had always been interested in water, films and machines since he was a little boy. At the age of 13 he started film...

  33. Marine

    Coral Reef Ecosystems What is a coral reef? Coral reefs are the most biologically diverse marine eco-systems on earth, rivaled only by the tropical rainforests on land. Corals grow over geologic time and have been in existence about 200 million years. Corals reached their current level...

  34. Coral Reefs

    Coral Reefs Review of the Literature What are Coral Reefs? Coral reefs are said to be the foundation for many marine species, and are a crucial support for human life. The coral reef ecosystem is an a diverse collection of species that interact with each other and the physical environment...

  35. The Advantages of Coral Reefs for Human

    The Advantages of Coral Reef for Human Coral reefs are among the most ancient of earth`s natural wonders. It is because they are the most biologically diverse ecosystem on the planet. Coral reefs are second only to the great rain forest of the world. Coral reefs are aptly and often referred...

  36. HTT 210 Week 9 Dream Vacation

    Island, Lake Manyara, and the Ngorongoro Crater. Located just a few miles off the main island of Zanzibar Chumbe Island Coral Park (CHICOP) includes a fully protected coral reef sanctuary and forest reserve harboring extremely rare and endangered animals (Chumbe Island, 2014). All buildings and operations...

  37. The Invasive Lionfish

    that is a common attraction throughout saltwater aquariums (Invasive, 2012). Lionfish are rare to see and look much different than most fish. Many people find Lionfish interesting and mystical. This is the reason they are found in many saltwater aquariums. Lionfish are traditionally located in the Indian...

  38. Coral Reef Preservation

    Coral Reef Preservation and Protection Coral reefs cover less than 1% of the ocean floor, yet they are the most important habitat in the ocean. More and more coral reefs every are killed every year by careless humans not thinking of the destruction they are causing to the reefs in their paths. Over...

  39. Bora Bora

    language. Vava’u suggests that the original people to inhabit this 7 million year old island arrived from Tonga. (worldatlas.com, 2012) Bora Bora is volcanic in origin and its main island and fewer smaller islands are completely surrounded by coral reefs. Bora Bora is a part of the Society Islands...

  40. The Problem That Affects the Entire World Today

    way is the environmental issues. Some of these problems consist of things like global warming, renewable energy, biodiversity, and recycling. Most people are starting to realize that if we keep going how we are going and don’t try to fix anything now, the problems are just going to keep getting bigger...

  41. Stossel

    has been recognized and distinguished as harmful and deleterious to planet Earth since middle of the 20th century. Now, in the twenty first century, people are slowly showing signs of actions towards this issue from electric powered cars to converting natural resources to usable energy. But these progressive...

  42. E-Marketing Plan and Prototype Web Site

    that the tourism industry decreased sharply more than half of the total economy from 8 per cent in 2005-06 to 4 per cent in 2007-08. It means that people are cut down on their holidays. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2007-08) Tourism Satellite Account. Cat. No.5249.0. Canberra: ABS, page...

  43. The Entire Refuge System Faces an Uncertain Future Given Warming Predictions

    see that animals have to make sacrifices to keep on living, just as we must do in the near future. The animals should be an early warning sign to people that our earth is changing quickly and we need to do something about it. If we don’t act soon, there will be no way of going back. The report also...

  44. Caribbean Studies Internal Assessment: Coral Reefs

    LITERATURE REVIEW Coral reefs have been dubbed the ‘gardens of the sea.’ Burke and Maidens (2004) describe them as both physical structures and complex ecosystems. The physical structure is formed from the secretions of calcium carbonate by tiny marine organisms called coral polyps, which forms a...

  45. The Philipines

    blue seas, soft white sands, and beautiful flowers. Many of the islands remain virtually untouched and some have remote mountain regions where the people live as their ancestors have done for many generations, following ancient rituals and traditions. Some islands have championship golf courses, luxury...

  46. the old men

    destroyed by human interactions. Mangrove forests are extremely productive ecosystems that provide food and services to the aquatic environment and people. If humans continue to be careless and destroy this vital but fragile environment, many habitats and species will face grave consequences for humans...

  47. The Australian Great Barrier Reef: threats, stakeholders, government plans.

    then filters into the river catchments that feed the Great Barrier Reef. This water turns into mud, algae and bacteria that settle on the living coral organisms. It then smothers the animal and eventually kills it. Climatic change: Coral can loose its colour or even die from a change in its climate such...

  48. Water Resource Plan 24

    willing to discuss this matter in a non-biased way, but as time goes on it will be realized that this plan is meant to help both sides of this issue, and people will start to help. Nobody wants to be out of a job. Besides over fishing, some techniques fishermen use to catch fish, can harm the environment...

  49. The Change We Need

    more strict regulations that don’t keep the people’s self-interests in mind must be implemented. The Tragedy of Commons reflects the tendency of people to over-utilize and eventually deplete any unregulated public resource whether it be land, clean air, or fish in the water, in their need to satisfy...

  50. The Great Barrier Reef

    ecosystem—including coral reefs. One that’ being damaged right now, little by little, is none other than the Great Barrier Reef. Who knows—in a few decades, it might even be wiped out. Located in the Pacific Ocean, off the northeastern coast of Australia, is where the Great Barrier Reef lies. It extends...

  51. Coral Reefs

    2014 Coral Reefs If you’re looking for biodiversity than look no further than the coral reef, coral reefs are typically located in tropical oceans, near the equator, and due to their use as shelter are often the homes of many different types of animals. According to defenders.org “Reefs in the...

  52. SCI 230 Wk 9 Paper

    Barrier Reef System The Belize Barrier Reef System is located just off the coast lines of the country of Belize. The reef system is the largest in the northern hemisphere, and it is the second largest reef system in the world. The largest is the Great Barrier Reef found in Australia. The reef system...

  53. Coral Reef in Barbaos

    Caribbean. The reefs around Barbados cover 90 sq km. The west and south coast have an almost continuous bank reef, while corals on the northeast and southeast coast are in the best condition with high diversity but low coral cover. The Reefs at Risk analysis suggests that all the reefs around Barbados...

  54. Coral reef

    Sustainability Coral reef Coral reefs are beautifully seen in shallow areas, such as the Australia’s eastern coast, also known as the “The Great Barrier Reef”. The reef covers an area over 300,000 square kilometers. Amazingly enough, the Great Barrier Reef also covers wide range of ocean depth. People consider...

  55. Coral Reef

    Darryl Shivers Coral Reef Ecosystem Coral reefs are complex and diverse habitat. Perhaps one of the most interesting and colorful ecosystems to be found in the marine environment. They are very unique in many ways. Coral reefs play many important roles in the marine world. Lots of different sea...

  56. Neighborhood

    population of organisms. The beautiful coral reef is home to a variety of organisms that each contributes to the array of colors evident there. The reef provides a shallow – water environment favorable to many organisms ─ schools of fish within and around the reef, eating algae and plankton that drift...

  57. Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef a World Heritage listed, it is the vastest stretch of coral reef in the world. This essay will provide information on how the Great Barrier Reef is being protected against global warming for our future generations. We all love going to the beach for a swim or a snorkel however...

  58. Coral Reefs

    years, known as the rain forest of the sea coral reefs are not only breathtakingly beautiful, but they are also very important in maintaining the ocean’s biological diversity . However, due to human activity, coral reefs are now under threat. Coral reefs are at risk everyday from global warming...

  59. What I Would Do

    queen lives, and maybe even mess with the guards a little bit. After that I would Europe and go to Australia, just to see the Outback and the Coral Reef. The Coral Reef and Outback are vast in their wildlife and landscape. Then I would go to Japan, to see what the world of tomorrow in technology is going...

  60. Coral Reefs, Our Disappearing Beauty

    Coral Reefs, Our Disappearing Beauty Coral reefs are one of nature's riches ecosystems with a diverse existence of life which is ultimately quite complex. They are a colorful ecosystem that plays an important role in the marine world and the human world as well. They are home to countless...