Corals

This paper discusses types of corals, reef environment (flora and fauna), enemies, taxonomy, locales and reproduction.

The purpose of this report is to discuss corals. Different types of coral reefs and reef corals will be mentioned in this report. Also to be included is discussion of the reef environment. Discussion of the reef environment will include some of the reef inhabitants other than the corals.

Coral reefs are known for the wealth and diversity of their flora and fauna. Problems in coral reef biology include accounting for the species diversity, explaining the high biomass productivity of coral reefs, distribution of coral reef organisms, and the growth and recruitment of coral colonies, to name but a few of the problems in coral reef biology..

The larvae of corals settle out of the plankton and undergo a period of growth and development on a hard substrate prior to the attainment of sexual maturity. Corals at Low Isles on the …

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