What is a coral reef? How many creatures live in them? How come coral reefs grow so big? Are they really in danger? Coral reefs are one of the most beautiful natural structures in the world and the home to hundreds of colorful and diverse organisms, including giant manta rays, tiny shrimp, bright parrot fish, and snakelike moral eels. Without coral reefs many sea creatures would not have the food and shelter they need to survive But the livelihoods of these important ecosystems have been threatened by pollution and global warming. Extreme Coral Reef! Q&A will help children understand that coral reefs need protecting too with great text, stunning photos, and web links to Smithsonian exhibits and artifacts.
Extreme coral reef! Q & A
[Washington, D.C.] :, Smithsonian ;, New York :, Collins,, c2008
47 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Branch Call Number:
j 591.77 E96 2008