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a reef consisting of coral consolidated into limestone

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Coral reefs take decades, even centuries, to fully develop and serve as homes to various ecosystems.
Coral reefs all over the world suffered bleaching events in 2017 and a new study (http://science.
Fishermen can now breathe with a sigh of relief after new report showed the state of coral reefs in the country have significantly improved.
KUWAIT, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- As part of its mission to observe and protect the environment both locally and regionally, the Kuwait diving team -- part of the Environmental Voluntary Foundation -- have recently returned from a visit to inspect coral reefs in Abu Dhabi, UAE, said an official Tuesday.
The IAEA, through its Environment Laboratories organised, in partnership with the Scientific Centre of Monaco (CSM), a workshop on ocean acidification, which this year focused on the impact on ecosystem services and coral reefs.
Some say it's too late to save threatened coral reefs, but Mote Marine Laboratory scientists say innovation can drive a coral comeback.
The mutually beneficial relationship between algae and modern corals--which provides algae with shelter, gives coral reefs their colors, and supplies both organisms with nutrients--began more than 210,000,000 years ago, according to a study by an international team of scientists, including researchers from Princeton (N.
Leon Dulce, campaign coordinator of Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE), said coral reefs in the area have been heavily degraded because of Chinese activities.
Warmer water isn't the only problem coral reefs face.
Vibrant photographs and descriptive text guide readers on an underwater journey through coastal waters to explore the fascinating world of coral reefs.
Coral reefs won't be out of hot water anytime soon.
Coral reefs survive within a narrow range of temperatures, and a report from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies points out that more than 90 percent of the Great Barrier Reef has endured a bleaching event due to warmer temperatures and acidification.
An example is a three-part page picturing the life cycles of three cnidarians (the group of invertebrates coral reefs belong to): the jelly, the anemone, and the coral life cycle.
Coral reefs need to get it just right--submerged in the sea, but shallow enough for the corals' symbiotic photosynthetic algae to soak up sunlight.
In the diverse marine world, coral reefs in the Maldives pull tourist attention the most.
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