Lecture 28

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Lecture 28
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2013-11-17 13:03:45
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  1. What are coral reefs
    • abundant in indo pacific
    • complex species
    • nutrient poor but still diverse
    • they have an endosymbiotic relation with zooxanthalae that photosynthesize for them 
    • Fringing reef: close to shore  susceptible to change from change
    • Ribbon reef : furthest from coast line 
    • platform reef: in middle
    • corral
  2. Great barrier reef
    • 230 km 
    • largest continuing reef
    • visible from space
  3. Lord Howe's Island
    • worlds heritage listing 
    • as it is the most souther hightest latidtude
    • marine habitats with algal dominating
  4. Arbholos island
    • low island
    • these are southern most corral reef in indian ocean 
    • affected by lewin current

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