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Temperature- Between 25 and 26
By: Kyle Kendall degrees Celsius.
The Great Barrier Reef In
Known to many different species of
animals and plants.
A Trip To The Coral Reef
If anyone Is planning on going on a trip to the Coral Reef in
Australia they should pack the following supplies: Snorkels,
Air tanks, Goggles, Flippers and any other supplies they
make think they need.
The adventure would be one in a lifetime chance to see the
reef. A person would see many different kinds of species of
animals and plants. But, they would have to look at for
sharks that invade the reef for food.
The Nurse rest on the sandy ocean floor waiting
The Nurse Shark
for its prey to swim by. They are nocturnal animals that
only hunt at night. You can find these creatures in
tropical and subtropical waters. They mostly feed on
crustaceans. mollusks, tunicates, sea snakes and fish.
Sea Turtles swim around the coral reef in search of
food. They usually eat Box Jellyfish and plants in
the reef. They help keep the beaches safe for
humans by eating the jellyfish. Most of the sea
turtles are endangered species though. Its predators
are sharks and whales which can usually eat them
in one bite. So they usually take cover in the reef.
Zooxanthellae is a flagellate protozoa that
are golden brown intracellular
endosymbionts of various marine animals
and protozoa especially anthozoans such as
the scleractinian corals and the tropical sea
anemone. They live in other protozoa. Most
are autotrophs that provide the host with
high levels of energy. Hermatypic which is a
coral that relies on the zooanthellae to help
build up the reef.
Seaweed is a loose term
benthic marine algae.Weeds that
are on the sandy ocean floor
and on the reefs. Seaweed is a
food source for people and
animals. Many of the reefs fish
hide in the seaweed from their
Caulerpa- is seaweed in the family of
caulerpa ( among the green algae). They
consist of only one cell with numerous
nuclei. They are the biggest singled celled
group in the world. If a human consumed
this kind of seaweed they can possibly be
ZOOPLANKTON ARE HETEROTROPHIC
AND SOMETIMES DETRITIVOROUS. Many
zooplankton are to small to be
seen with the human eye. They use
phytoplankton as its food source.
And they are found on the coral
and the rocks at the bottom and
top of the ocean.