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Coral Reefs

coral reef

In this session, the students participating will learn what coral researchers at FWC do to better understand and protect coral reefs. The presentation will begin with a quick introduction on what a coral is, the environment in which they successfully grow, and different threats to corals. Then we will transition into a brief time line of events that have had major impacts to Florida reefs, ultimately addressing why monitoring of coral reefs is important.

Learning Points

  1. What is a coral?
  2. Learn what corals need to grow.
  3. Learn about threats to coral reefs.