Extreme Coral Reef! Q & A

(Book - 2008 )
Extreme Coral Reef! Q & A

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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.
Title: Extreme coral reef! Q & A
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Smithsonian ; New York : Collins, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 47 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
ISBN: 9780061115752
Branch Call Number: j 591.77 E96 2008
Subject Headings: Coral reef animals Miscellanea Juvenile literature Coral reefs and islands Miscellanea Juvenile literature Coral reef ecology Miscellanea Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Coral reef animals
Coral reefs and islands
Coral reef ecology
LCCN: 2007020895
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Some coral is extremely hard-with a skeleton made of stone.Some coral is extremely soft-so soft, it sways in the ocean current.Most coral animals are extremely small-the size of a pencil eraser.But some coral reefs are extremely large-bigger than New Mexico!

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