Coral Reefs Endangered?

Why are coral reefs disapearing?

Coral Reefs

WHAT ARE CORAL REEFS

~coral reefs are animals formed by growth and deposit of coral

~they can come in many bright colors such as orange red yellow and even pink

~coral reefs are home to many sea creatures

~Coral is actually an animal

WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT

~they are important because they hold 25% of the world's marine life

WHY ARE THEY DISAPPEARING

~the main threat to coral reefs is humans and global warming

~global warming bleaches the color of the coral and gets in it's system

~humans take coral physically because we think it is pretty

~humans also pollute

What Are Some Solutions?

~Conserve Water

don't use up the oceans

~Reduce Pollution

so it doesn't end up in the coral

~Use Only Organic Fertilizers

Organic instead of inorganic, inorganic fertilizer can kill the coral if it gets into coral reefs

~Dispose of Trash Properly

so it doesn't end up in the coral reef

~Plant A Tree

this reduces runoff into the water

Some Animals We Are Destroying

Plants that can be found in coral reefs

Fun Facts

Temperature for coral reefs to survive cannot reach below 64 degrees

Coral is a distant relative of jellyfish and anemones

Coral relies on photosynthesis to survive

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