Reefs grow to the low tide level thus providing a breakwater but the richest

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- “Reefs grow to the low tide level, thus providing a breakwater, but the richest parts lie 5–20 metres below the surface where light is still sufficient but where sediment and turbulence are not severe.” Question 2: Why are coral reefs such a vital ecosystem? Briefly discuss their ecological and economic benefits. Literature search : identify a few keywords based on the guiding question above, and perform a search on Web of Science to find articles to answer it. Recommended sources: You may use articles from ANY journal(s) to answer this question, but the high-impact journals listed above are preferred. To narrow your search to the specified journals in Web of Science, click on “Source Titles” on the left and pick the journals of interest, and click on “Refine”. To get only review articles, click on “Document Type” and pick “Review”. Keywords : Coral, ecosystem, ecological, economic References : Bellwood, D. R., T. P. Hughes, C. Folke, and M. Nystrom. 2004. Confronting the coral reef crisis. Nature 429:827-833. Information that you found from your research to help answer the above question : - “The overall goal of coral reef management is to sustain the ability of tropical reefs to provide the ecosystem goods and services (for example, fisheries, tourism, aesthetic and cultural values), upon which human welfare depends.” - “In many locations around the world, manmade stresses to coral reefs have exceeded their regenerative capacity, causing dramatic shifts in species composition and resulting in severe economic loss.” - “Until recently, fishing on most coral reefs has been largely artisanal, providinga much-needed andcheapsourceofprotein.Nevertheless, in many Pacific locations, traditional fishing has severely undermined major components of the bioeroding group and compromised ecosystem function” - The reefs are a source of beauty, but more importantly they provide fishing which can equal a source of food but overfishing can cause the depletion of the coral reefs.
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Lab 5 – Activity 2 Worksheet – 9 points - The reefs are huge source among ecosystemsand help balance the oceans populations. Question 3: Discuss the widely accepted scientific reasons for rising ocean temperatures. Literature search : identify a few keywords based on the guiding question above, and perform a search on Web of Science to find articles to answer it. Recommended sources: You may only use REVIEW articles from the listed high-impact journal to answer this question. To narrow your search to the specified journals in Web of Science, click on “Source Titles” on the left and pick the journals of interest, and click on “Refine”. To get only review articles, click on “Document Type” and pick “Review”. Keywords : Ocean, temperatures, scientific reasons References : Gleckler, P., B. D. Santer, C. M. Domingues, D. Pierce, T. P. Barnett, J. Church, K. Taylor, K. Achutarao, T. P.
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