Five years to several centuries
300 POINTS On the reef crest types of coral can provide protection from strong storms and waves. This coral can also sting you if accidentally touched.
Jellyfish and anemones
300 POINTS This material in the water can smother a reef or decrease the amount of light needed for coral growth.
300 POINTS If you go snorkeling or diving near coral reefs, its important that you don’t do this because it can damage or kill coral.
The Great Barrier Reef
Florida Keys Reef System
- NOAA Coral Jeopardy Game: http://coralreef.noaa.gov/education/educators/resourcecd/activities/resources/jeopardy_sa.pdf
- NOAA things you can do: http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/25list.html
- World Wildlife Fun Fast Facts: http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/blue_planet/coasts/coral_reefs/coral_facts/
- Defenders of Wildlife: http://www.defenders.org/coral-reef/basic-facts