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Shervette CORAL - CORAL REEFS Chapter 14 The formation(evolution of the three major kinds of reef formation(First described accurately by Charles

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1 CORAL REEFS CORAL REEFS Chapter 14 Chapter 14 The formation (evolution) of the three major kinds of reef formation (First described accurately by Charles Darwin _____ reef _____ reef _____ _____ ________reefs are attached directly to shore, or border the shore, with a shallow lagoon _______ ______ ____ ___ ___________, Marshall Islands
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2 The ____ _____ Reef of Australia is the longest in the world (~1800 km) ____________________________________________ Basic shapes of coral colonies formed by Calcification plate coral branching coral branching coral boulder coral boulder coral pillar coral pillar coral foliose coral foliose coral crustose crustose coral coral All growth forms of coral grow jumbled together forming the basis of the three dimensional structure of the reef Coral reef communities have the highest biodiversity (most species) of all marine communities Reef-building corals are classified in the animal phylum Cnidaria Individual organisms are called polyps, which form colonies of thousands of individuals Site of calcificaiton (calcium carbonate secretion)
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3 ________ ________ ____________ ____________ zooxanthellae Primary production on coral reefs is the highest of all marine communities, but few plants are seen on the reefs. Where are they?
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Shervette CORAL - CORAL REEFS Chapter 14 The formation(evolution of the three major kinds of reef formation(First described accurately by Charles

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