Death of Coral Reefs

By: Alexis Gray and Isaiah Johnson

Death of Coral Reefs

Coral reefs cover an area of over 280,000 km2 and support thousands of species in what many describe as the “rainforests of the seas”The reef is topographically complex. Much like a rain forest, it has many strata and areas of strong shade, cast by the overtowering coral colonies


Coral reefs are the most diverse and beautiful of all marine habitats. Large wave resistant structures have accumulated from the slow growth of corals. The development of these structures is aided by algae that are symbiotic with reef-building corals, known as zooxanthellae. Coralline algae, sponges, and other organisms, combined with a number of cementation processes also contribute to reef growth.


1.What are the two main issuses of coral reefs? Poullution, and Fishing.

2. What are the negitive effects of the reefs? when you are fishing you are killing the fish becuase you are catching them and eating them.

3.What are the areas that are being affected around north america? mostly around the phillipines.

4.what wildlife is most affected by your issue? fish