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3 TYPES OF CORAL REEFS

Coral reef is the mass of corals build up by accumulation of skeletons of coral polyps and other marine organisms. The following are 3 types of coral reefs. Fringing reefs – this is platform of corals attached to coastline and extending seaward for distance of few hundred meters. The surface of the reef is highly …

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8 economic importance of coral reefs

8 ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF CORAL REEF

Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals. Coral reefs are built by colonies of tiny animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups. The following are economic importance …

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