What Is the Average Annual Amount of Precipitation of a Coral Reef?


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The average annual precipitation on the Great Barrier coral reef is 78.75 inches. The average amount of rainfall varies by the location of the reef.

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The majority of rainfall on the Great Barrier coral reef occurs during the rainy season. This season begins in November and ends in March.

Coral reefs are found in locations throughout the world, but thrive best in warm shallow waters. Large reefs are found in climates with average temperatures of 77 and 87.8 degrees Fahrenheit.

The water around the reef must be clear, in order for it to receive sunlight. Ample sunlight is crucial in the overall health of the reef.

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