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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.
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Developing Volcano into an Atoll
Submerged Volcano

Coral Bleaching

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Theories of Coral Reef Formation

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