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Beautiful Coral Reefs: Understanding the Formation & Development

In this session the formation of coral reefs, characteristics of coral reefs, types of corals (hermatypic and ahermatypic), fringing reef, barrier reef and atolls, coral bleaching and theories of coral development

  • Thrive in tropical waters—between 30°N and 30°S latitudes.

  • 45 m to 55 m below sea surface in sunlit.

  • Temperature around 20°C.

  • Clear salt water suitable for coral growth

  • Adequate supply of oxygen and plankton.

  • Grow more rapidly on the seaward side.

Coralreefs

Coralreefs

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Coralreefs Image-2

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Coralreefs Image-3

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Developing volcano into an atoll

Volcano to Atoll

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Submerged Volcano

Submerged Volcano

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Coral Bleaching

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Coral Bleaching Image

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Theories of Coral Reef Formation

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Coral Reef Formation Image

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