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  • Coral reefs
    Adam Pitt
  • What is coral
    A living structure made of groups of organisms called polyps
    symbiotic relationship with a Zooxanthellae that lives in their tissue
    Polyps build skeletons limestone
    Photosyntesis is done by Zooxanthellae
    photosynthesis produces oxygen for the coral to breed and creates the proper conditions for the skeleton to form
  • Coral In Barbados
    surrounded by a narrow 200 m deep shelf, 2-3 km
    3 types of coral reef around Barbados: Bank Reefs, Fringing Reefs and Patch Reefs.
    The area covered by bank reefs is over 38.3 km , while the fringing reefs cover 20.4 km.
  • Importance Of Coral
    Tourism
    Medicinal Properties
    Protecting the Beaches
    Diversity of Wildlife
  • Threats To Reefs
    Pollution
    Over fishing
    Habitat destruction
    Global warming
  • What's being done
    Folkestone Marine Park and reserve was made to protect the coral
    The park and reserve are located on the west coast of Barbados.
    The reserve is 2.2 kilometres and is 950 metres at its widest point and 660 metres at the narrowest
    The reserve consists of four zones:
    scientific zone
    northern and southern zones
    recreational zone
  • Bibliography
    http://plaza.ufl.edu/bettie/coralreef.html
    http://biodiversite.mediasfrance.org/IMG/jpg/mort_du_corail-IRD.jpg
    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.slashfood.com/media/2010/03/coral-reef.jpg
    http://images.wri.org/photo_ccrush_large.jpg
    http://www.ehow.com/about_6645964_coral-reefs-important-barbados_.html