Module 11: Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs are home to an amazing assortment of organisms and are truly the underwater equivalent of a diverse rain forest.  Coral reef communities are found in the tropical climates of the world because reef-building corals need warm temperature in order to survive.  They are found between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn latitudes. This “band” around the earth receives a much larger portion of sunlight throughout the year than the rest of the world and has overall warmer climates.

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February 14, 2013 PowerPoint Honors Marine Biology Module 11 Coral Reefs part 1

 

 

Each student made a different example of a coral.  Placing them altogether created beautiful and colorful reef.

 

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Homework

  1. Module 11:  Read pages 269 to 280.
  2. OYO questions :  11. 7 – 11. 15
  3. Study Guide:  define:  d-e;  14 – 26
  4. Quiz on Corals and Coral polyps
  5. Class challenge

Here is an additional video on “CHASING ICE” that captures the  largest glacier calving ever filmed.  Amazing!

Have a good week! -Mrs. S

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