Saltwater - Coral Reef
Biome Project: Kirbie and Raeven
What is a coral reef biome?
Where are coral reefs located?
The Largest Coral Reef
Precipitation and Temperature
Animals in the reef
The clown fish has many adaptation in order to survive better. This species has more rounded caudal fins than other anemone fish making it naturally slow, less effective swimmer. These fins make it easier to dart around faster though.
The moray eel's adaptation is to camouflage them selves. They have large catalogues of skins from patterned to plain to brownish colors to blue and yellow. This allows them to mimetic with the environment the live in. This disguising technique is not to avoid predators but for hunting easily.
Crown of Thorns Starfish
The crown of thorns starfish's adaptation is a structual adaptation. It has poisonous spines that grow on the upper side of the starfish. The spine protects the starfish from being eaten.
Seagrasses have two adaptations. They have adapted to salt water, and they have horizontal roots called rhizomes which help them stay put when ways brush up against them.
Algae is one of the simplest plant organisms on the planet. It has the ability to adapt to its surroundings. It evolved from bacteria of plants and sea creatures.
Plankton has adapted to many things. Their's is a structural adaptation to be able to float in water. The have adapted to flat bodies, lateral spines, oil droplets, floats filled with gasses, ion replacements, and heaths made of gel like substances.
Fun facts about The Great Barrier Reef
~ The reef is a popular tourist destination with around 2 million visitors every year.
~ The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest living structure.
~ The reef is around 1616 miles in length
~ 10% of the world's fish population live at the Great Barrier Reef.
~ There are over 50,000 coral reefs in the world