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  • 1. How to Snorkel Around Coral Reefs Safely By Anna Harrell www.oceanwideimages.com/categories www.oceanwideimages.com/categories
  • 2. Table of Contents
    • What is Snorkeling?
    • What is Snorkeling?(cont.)
    • Snorkeling Pictures
    • What are Coral Reefs?
    • Coral Reef Pictures
    • How should you treat coral reefs when snorkeling?
    • Pictures
    • What are the dangers of snorkeling around coral reefs?
    • Pictures
    • How are coral reefs endangered?
    • Pictures
    • Don’t Forget
    • Work Cited
  • 3. What is Snorkeling?
    • It is an easy way to enjoy the underwater world.
    • You use a snorkel, fins and a face mask to snorkel successfully.
    • A snorkel lets you breathe underwater
    • A mask allows you to see the sea world below.
    • But your gear must fit properly to work correctly.
    • Also you must know how to swim inorder to snorkel.
  • 4. What is Snorkeling?
    • You must secure your equipment before you begin.
    • Never stand or sit on a coral reef when snorkeling.
    • Control you buoyancy.
    • If you don’t know how to snorkel, you should take lessons.
    • Your mask allows you to see clearly, but with it on you can’t breathe through your nose, only your mouth.
  • 5. Snorkeling Pictures www.oceanwideimages.com/categories www.hawaiiwebdesign.com www.destination360.com
  • 6. What is a coral reef?
    • They are diverse, abundant and beautiful sea communities.
    • Coral reefs give life and shelter to sea creatures.
    • Their sizes range from tiny to huge.
    • Reefs are made up of live and dead sea creatures.
    • The dead sea creatures harden and form the homes of the live organisms.
    • Coral reefs are hard, massive, growing rock.
    • It is a marine ridge composed of coral, algal, magnesium and calcium carbonates.
    • Coral reefs are natures beautiful and fragile domains.
  • 7. Coral Reef pictures www.oceanwideimages.com/categories
  • 8. How should you treat coral reefs when snorkeling?
    • You should definitely treat them with respect because some corals are very fragile.
    • Also some sea creatures are dangerous.
    • Be very cautious about where you walk because many use camouflage.
    • Too much touching can destroy the coral reef habitats and some of the creatures are endangered.
    • Definitely never pollute or leave trash after snorkeling.
    • Many sea creatures use poison as defense method.
    • Octopuses have deadly venom, so don’t get near them.
  • 9. Pictures www.hanauma-bay-hawaii.com www.yuquiyuresort.com
  • 10. What are the dangers of snorkeling around coral reefs?
    • Some of the dangers are the sea creatures.
    • Stingrays have a bad reputation with humans and could cause a serious or possibly even fatal injury.
    • But most sea creatures will only harm you because they feel threatened, therefore are simply using self-defense.
    • So be cautious about where you step.
    • Also longnose hawkfish are very aggressive and are experts on camouflage, so don’t mess with them.
  • 11. Pictures www.biology-blog.com www.epa.gov/bioindicators/images/coral/reef.com
  • 12. How are coral reefs endangered?
    • A corals response to the reef is ejecting symbiotic algae which makes it loose color, or bleach.
    • Also handling organisms is very bad because it leaves damage.
    • Over fishing also endangers reefs.
    • Also starfish have started eating living polyps which is making the reef less alive.
    • Water pollution also endangers a reef.
    • Sedimintation is the key to endangering coral reefs.
    • Runoff also endangers coral reefs.
    • National Parks and Sanctuaries are a great way to help protect coral reefs.
  • 13. Pictures www.alex.hk/layout/DSCF0003.jpg Http://notexactlyrocketscience.files.wordpress.com
  • 14. When you go snorkeling don’t pollute or leave trash, and don’t touch any parts of the reef or its inhabitants because this kills the reefs and once they are gone snorkelers won’t be able to enjoy all the beautiful coral reefs in the world! Don’t Forget
  • 15. Work Cited for this Power Point
    • All pictures have the website where I got them from underneath them.
    • All information comes from my keyword outline.
    www.edugraphics.net/0-loe2/images/Coral_Reef_Widlife