Tropical Coral Reef

Raven And Antonio and bob the mom

Introduction

Bank-reefs three-dimensional, forest-like structures on continental margin seaward of larger islands of the Florida Keys; patch reefs smaller, roughly circular structures in waters less than 10 meters deep.

Human benefits

ecotourism

human non beneficial

Nutrient pollution is a serious problem, as are impacts from hurricanes, ship groundings, certain fishing practices, and excessive recreational use; as long as nutrient levels remain favorable, communities may have the potential to recover.

Abiotic Factor

Highly transparent, warm, relatively nutrient-poor waters are favorable; terrestrial vegetation, including mangroves along shoreline, filters sediments, organic debris, and nutrients

A video Tropical Coral Reef