How Coral Reefs Are Formed

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Explore the underwater world of coral reefs. Here, in Part 1, we’ll find out how coral reefs are formed over time. Learners will be able to see how a tiny coral polyp can create structures large enough to be seen from space. They will also begin to appreciate the diversity of life that exists in coral reefs around the world.

Video length: 13:19 minutes.

Topics covered in this Video

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Fun facts about coral reefs

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Coral reefs as an ecosystem

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Coral polyp structure

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Coral polyp feeding and survival needs

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Hard/soft corals – definition

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Hard/soft corals – examples

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Anenomes

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Fringing/Barrier Reefs, Atolls

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Videos in this Series

Who Lives On a Coral Reef?

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