Coral Reef Web Quest (Study Guide or Alternative Assessment)

Coral Reef Web Quest                                                                                              Name:______________

http://www.solcomhouse.com/coralreef.htm                http://www.colszoo.org/animalareas/shores/coralfm.html

 

Describe how 3 abiotic factors are involved in the location or development of a reef

http://www.coralreef.org/coralreefinfo/about.html

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Describe the different types of reefs. (fringing, barrier, and atolls)

http://www.thesea.org/asp/reeftypes.asp                                                http://www.starfish.ch/reef/reef.html

Type

What are they

Where do they occur

Sketch a picture

Fringing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barrier

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atoll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discuss how coral animals form a reef                                                                                

Describe and illustrate (with pictures) the two types of corals

http://www.reef.crc.org.au/aboutreef/coral/coraltype.html

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What kinds of animals live on the reef?

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/coralreef/coralreef.shtml http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/Coral/ecocr.html

Organism

Trophic Level

(producer, consumer etc)

Life Style

Sessile/nekton

Symbiotic Relationship

Algae

 

 

 

Sponge

 

 

 

Coral

 

 

 

Coral

 

 

 

Echinoderm

 

 

 

Arthropod

 

 

 

Sea Anemone

 

 

 

Fish

 

 

 

                                                           

 

Why are coral reefs important?                                ]

http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/Coral/conscr.html

http://www.coralreef.org/coralreefinfo/care.html                                                            

Ecological

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Medical

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Economical

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3.

What are some natural and man caused factors that cause reef destruction?

http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/Coral/deathcr.html             http://www.uvi.edu/coral.reefer/threats.htm

Describe two natural threats to coral reefs

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Describe three man caused threats to coral reefs

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What can students do to protect coral reefs?

http://www.coralreef.org/coralreefinfo/help.html

Describe five most appropriate things a student such as yourself can do to save coral reefs.

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Bonus Question:

Why are there no coral reefs off the coast of California or Alaska?