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help on coral reefs?

Postby jazz » Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:22 am

anybody have any idea about the corals to share? if any so well you please help me out on my projects about the corals reefs corals life, the environmental, habitat, reproduction, and how is helpful, the disadvantage and advantages etc... please anybody want to share i beg for help. thank you very much.. :?: :arrow:
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Postby AstusAleator » Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:28 am

Not sure if this applies to your project, but it would be good to look into the effects of mangroves on reef ecosystems. This is an important topic as mangroves provide refugia for young fish, and they're getting destroyed due to various reasons.
Some other points to look into:
Dead-zones due to pollution.
Sedimentation from rivers suffocating the coral (from deforestation)
Drag-nets destroying corals
What did the parasitic Candiru fish say when it finally found a host? - - "Urethra!!"
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Postby Dr.Stein » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:33 am

Hey hey, as you may know Dr.Stein now into wetland and conservation system, particularly mangrove and coral reef ;)

For the biology of coral reefs, please refer to Coelenterata/Cnidaria section, which they are belong to.

About your coral reef project, I have a nice idea which you can use. Try to discuss about the symbiotic between algae and corals. You know it is one of the most productive habitats in the world but it is also one of the most endangered ones. This is what I am into now, a project. Maybe we can collaborate to do something? ;)

Sometimes I need to go out from lab to save the Earth :lol: :P
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:22 pm

Good thing to remember: a coral reef is the ecosystem with the greatest biodiversity on the planet, rivaled only by the tropical rain forest
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Postby Dr.Stein » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:35 am

Hey, coral reef is not a rival of TRF. Actually they are best friends, coral reefs are aquatic whereas TRF is terrestrial, no overlapping members on them 8)
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Postby jazz » Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:05 am

thanks everyone for your ideas that you shared.i thank you all and appriciating all the information mentioned above..thanks..
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Postby ilovelepidoptera » Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:14 pm

Hey, I am also doing about coral reefs as well! Prob some good ideas for your project would be:
symbiotic relationship between the coral and the zooxanthellae,
bleaching which occurs when the zooxantellae are expelled from the polyps-coral loses food source and dies,
16% of the worlds coral reefs have already been lost by bleaching.
Good luck :!:
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