Essays Tagged: "coral reefs"

Australia and the Great Barrier Reef

eat barrier reef in Australia -The Great Barrier ReefThe Great Barrier Reef is the biggest group of coral reefs in the world.It stretches along the coast on the north-east part of Australia. It is cal ... about 40 metres deep.Marine LifeThe Great Barrier Reef consists of billions of smal animals called coral polyps and plants called coralline algae. The coral reef is built up by dead corals, with a th ...

(2 pages) 84 0 3.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier ReefThe Great Barrier Reef is the biggest group of coral reefs in the world.It stretches along the coast on the north-east part of Australia. It is cal ... about 40 metres deep.Marine LifeThe Great Barrier Reef consists of billions of smal animals called coral polyps and plants called coralline algae. The coral reef is built up by dead corals, with a th ... ts called coralline algae. The coral reef is built up by dead corals, with a thin outside of living corals. A coral reef includes many species of corals, such as staghorn coral, brain coral, honeycomb ...

(2 pages) 64 1 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

The Northern Manatee

e has nonatural predators, it can live in any shallow salt water, and comes to many areas with live coral reefs.The Northern Manatee grows inside it's mother for a year or more before the calf is born ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.8 Nov/1994

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Protecting coral reefs.

Coral reefs are arguably the world's most beautiful habitats. Coral reefs have been called the rainf ... finished counting the thousands of different species of plants and animals that use or live in the coral reef. Coral reefs are the largest biological structures on the planet, with the largest being ... is only one problem with this beautiful structure and that is the carelessness of man. Many of the coral reefs of the world will continue to disappear due to stress from human activities such as cyan ...

(3 pages) 98 0 3.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Coral Reefs: Why We Must Save Them.

Coral Reefs: Why We Must Save ThemThe world's coral reefs while covering only a small portion of the ... more at some point during their life cycle. Additionally thousands of marine plants live on or near coral reefs. Coral reefs are in effect cities of the seas. Humans have a huge dependency on the ocea ... efs are in effect cities of the seas. Humans have a huge dependency on the ocean in general and the coral reefs in particular. This paper will cover what coral reefs are, what they do for us, where th ...

(9 pages) 151 0 3.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

This essay is about the natrual scientist, Charles Darwin. In this essay i will describe Darwins improtance to the science community

ssert itself.Among Darwin's many marine biological observations, Darwin had an opportunity to study coral fringing reefs, barrier reefs and atolls in 1836 while in the Indian Ocean. Fringing reefs are ... the Indian Ocean. Fringing reefs are coral reefs that surround an island and atolls are "rings" of coral with a lagoon in the middle. Darwin was intrigued by the formation of atolls and their resembl ...

(3 pages) 43 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

"El Nino and it's effects on coral reefs" What is El nino and how does it affect the ocean?

s and greatly reduces primary productivity in the eastern pacific.El Nino has a large effect on the coral reefs in the western pacific. When an El Nino occurs, it makes the water very warm in the trop ... ater very warm in the tropics and also causes very low tides. Too warm of water is hazardous to the corals and can cause bleaching and the death of corals. This is very dangerous to the balance of the ...

(6 pages) 115 1 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Problems for the Corals

Categories and Structure of Coral ReefsThere are three basic kinds of coral reefs in the Caribbean: fringing reefs, barrier reef ... kinds of coral reefs in the Caribbean: fringing reefs, barrier reefs and atolls. Fringing reefs are coral reefs that grow in shallow waters and border the coast closely or are separated from it by a n ... he fore reef (the region of medium energy), and the spur and groove or buttress zone (the region of coral growth which includes rows of corals with sandy canyons or passages between each row).Barrier ...

(9 pages) 89 0 3.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Coral reefs.

WHAT IS CORAL?"Coral is a common name for members of a large class of marine invertebrates characterized by ... tive calcium carbonate or horny skeleton." This is how the Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia described coral. This calcium carbonate or horny skeleton is also called coral.Coral may look like an inanimat ... ton is also called coral.Coral may look like an inanimate rock, but it is actually a living animal. Corals belong to a group of animals that include sea anemones and jellyfish. These animals have tent ...

(2 pages) 51 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Degradation of the Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are massive limestone structures, made from skeletons of millions of marine animals call ... t to the dead ones. Many layers of skeletons from the dead polyps form the limestone structure of a coral reef. Other types of animals and plants also contribute to the structure such as: algae, spong ... along the coastal strip of at least 109 countries in the world, yet it has been calculated that the coral reef in at least 93 of these has already been gravely damaged or even destroyed. The coral ree ...

(4 pages) 60 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Coral Reefs: Cause and Effect Essay

Coral reefs are found in warm, shallow waters of the ocean. They are home to many sea animals, such ... ish, anemones, sea stars, and a host of other creatures. These beautiful structures are formed when coral polyps die and leave behind a limestone structure. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, reefs ... me threat. Human activity endangers these beautiful habitats.Human pollution causes major damage to coral reefs. Fishermen that use cyanide to stun and capture tropical fish for aquariums poison the r ...

(1 pages) 180 4 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

I AM CHARLES DARWIN (THIS IS ALL WRITTEN IN 1ST PERSON)

ution does occur. I had published three books about Geological Observation on South America (1846), Coral Reefs (1842), and Volcanic Islands (1844). I am famous for my Natural Selection Theory. ...

(3 pages) 18 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

The Strength Of a Woman This writing relates to the novel, Reef, written by Romesh Gunesekera. Talks about the character of Miss Nili's role as a woman

I love Miss Nili and the influence she brings to Triton and Mister Salgado. Her ideas on saving the coral reefs and helping out Mister Salgado prove how passionate her character is. She brings sunshin ... ed alone with his servants with no one to share his life with and depress of the fact the beautiful coral reefs were disappearing slowly and he felt helpless. However, when Miss Nili came to live in t ...

(2 pages) 17 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The Importance of Ecosystem Management and Protection.

s the Amazon basin with its rich biodiversity including swamps, mangroves, forests and savannah and coral reefs with their large biodiversity of fish species are under threat from development and are ... les include the sea anemone which has recently been found to be an anti-coagulant and the gorgonian coral which is a prostaglandin and salmon and herring sperm which is a protamine, both for cardiovas ...

(6 pages) 133 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Short Story..."DA DA DA DA!"

h, red, yellow, orange, blue, and green swimming all around you. Think about the long mountain like coral reefs, which were decorated with star fish and disguised creatures waiting for their prey. The ... shed up on the sandy beaches. Snorkeling resulted in larger more unique, colorful shells and exotic corals which lay along the ocean floor. On my snorkeling trip I discovered that corals are hardened ...

(3 pages) 16 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Tourists' Impact on Coral Reefs

letcher(1998). Likewise, the sea has been badly affected by tourists wishing to see and examine the coral reefs and to catch the fish. Constant damage to the coral will cause it to die, which in turn ... ch in turn will destroy that local ecology. This essay will describe the tourism-related impacts on coral reefs and some solutions to cope with the situation.Coral reefs are one of the most important ...

(4 pages) 43 1 4.2 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Deep Sea Creatures Project

glass so the shark wouldn't break through. I had to put salt water inside of the tank with lots of coral reefs, sand and dirt. We had to do everything while charting down the activities.It appears th ...

(3 pages) 23 1 3.4 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

A short essay about corals.

Tropical seas are renowned for their variety of colour and fascinating marine life. Coral reefs have a unique place in this aquatic world and indeed their surrounding environment. Desp ... n this aquatic world and indeed their surrounding environment. Despite its "plant like" appearance, coral is actually a marine animal of the invertebrate species having no spinal columns, like jellyfi ... aches us many things about the complex changes that our environment has undergone through the ages. Coralreefs are indeed an invaluable living record of our natural history , a snapshot in time.The bo ...

(1 pages) 541 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Samoa

quare kilometers. The islands are volcanic and dominated by rugged mountain ranges with a fringe of coral reefs and lagoons that surround the islands. While all of the islands have volcanic origins, o ... he surrounding reefs around the islands are home to some 900 fish species and over 200 varieties of coral.The eight smaller islands are compromised of Manono, the third most populated island of Samoa. ...

(11 pages) 58 0 3.7 Mar/2007

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Great Barrier Reef

nd's North-east coast. As the world's largest and most complex reefs, it has thousands of beautiful coral reefs and hundreds of continental islands. (GBRMPA, 2005). Apart from its natural beauty, tour ... about 10 percent due to the tourism activities. (CBC, 2005). An example is the disappearance of the coral gardens, which has an impact on human activity because of the Great Barrier Reef's visitors ar ...

(4 pages) 35 0 4.1 May/2007

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions