Coral reefs are important to the biodiversity of Earth. According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, coral reefs house more species than any other marine habitat, making them the equivalent of a... More »

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The Great Barrier Reef is important for many reasons. It protects coastlines from the damaging effects of tropical storms and waves, assists in carbon and nitrogen fixing, helps with nutrient recycling, and provides a ha... More »

There are literally millions of animals that live in coral reefs and that live around the reefs, but a few specific species of animals that live in coral reefs are corals, clams, sponges, sea horses and certain types of ... More »

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Oceanography is a very important discipline for understanding the oceans, which are essential for all life on Earth and cover the majority of the Earth's surface. Oceanography is extremely multidisciplinary, covering the... More »

The ocean is important to life on Earth because of the role it plays in both the hydrologic cycle and the carbon cycle. The hydrologic cycle, also known as the water cycle or H2O cycle, refers to the relationship that ex... More »

Examples of natural ecosystems include tropical rain forests, grasslands, deserts and coral reefs. A natural ecosystem is defined as the biological community in a certain location, as well as the physical and chemical fa... More »

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, coral reefs are one of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on earth. Reefs support more species per unit area than any other marine environment. More »