Florida Tropical Coral Reefs P3
Made by a life science pupil, Thomas Barrett
Slice of the Tropics
Lifeless but Full of Harmony
Examples of Abiotic Structures and Their Niche
- Water- The glue of this ecosystem, the soul of this ecosystem. Water provides life for all organisms in the ecosystem, without it the paradise would be nothing
- Sand- Provides a home for borrowing aquatic creatures.
- Under Water Rock Formations- Provide stability for sand and shelter for aquatic creatures.
- Sunlight- The beginning of the food chain in Florida's Tropical Coral Reefs and also the controller of water level and temperature.
Life by the Tide
- Seagrass (100 Species) Ex. Zostera Marina, Thalassia, and Enhalus
- Corals (100 Species) Ex. Brain Coral, Staghorn Coral, and Star Coral
- Fish (1,000 Species) Ex. Nurse Sharks, Clown Fish, and Rays.
- Sea Turtles
Coral Reef Food Web
Full Scientific Name of Nurse Shark (Apex Predator)
Believe or not corals are the main species that are endangered in Florida's tropical coral reefs. The two main species of coral that are critically endangered are Elkhorn coral and Staghorn coral. It is important to preserve these species because they have a major niche in their ecosystem.