coral reefs daft #2

This discussion topic submitted by Amy Von Bargen (vonbaral@miamioh.edu) on 5/3/98.

introduction:(overview)
A summary of what coral reefs are. Including examples of hard coral reefs( found in the Bahamas) and soft coral reefs and where they would be found. Then tell them what I am going to tell them. That is: 1)origin and development of coral reefs; 2) habitat requierments; human interaction w/ coral reefs, also they uses of coral.

Body of the speech:
1) origin and development
a. Thoughts from Charles Darwin
b. where maximum growth occurs
c. plate tectonics role

2) Habitat requirements
a. water depth
b. water temp./salinity levels
c. wave action

3) human interaction
a. imortance of coral reefs
b. pollution
c. development/ fishing

Conclusion:
Tell them what I told them
Reinforce the importance of knowing about 1,2 and 3 to better understand the beauty and the role of coral reefs as we snorkle over them.


Bibliography:

1) Boaden, Patrick J.S. B. Sc. Ph.D. An introduction to Coastal Ecology. Glasgow and London, Chapman and Hall, 1985.

2) Jones and R.Endead. Biology and Geology of Coral Reefs. New York and London. Academic Press, 1973

3) Stoddart and R.E. Johannes. Coral Reefs: Research Methods.
Paris. age Brothers Ltd. 1978

4) http://www.seaworld.org/coral_reefs/conscr.html

5) http://www.eb.com:180/cgi-bin/g?Docf=micro/144/9.html& sw=reef&keywords=coral%20reef&DBase=Articles&hits=10&pt=1&sort=

6) http://www.seaworld.org/coral_reefs/habdiscr.html


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