Coral Reef Night Life (very) tentative outline

This topic submitted by Will Geiger ( geigerwj@miamioh.edu) at 11:58 PM on 3/30/03.

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Coral Reef Night Life

I. Introduction
A. Contrasting Day – The Changeover
1. Dusk- “Rush Hour”
2. Diurnal vs. Nocturnal
a. Sleep/Wake

II. Activities
A. Feeding
1. “Fish eye” view
a. Binocular vision
b. Depth Perception
c. Pupil size
2. Predation

III. Nocturnal Life
A. Fish
1. Cardinalfish
2. Grouper
3. Squirrelfish
4. Lionfish
5. Eels
B. Mollusks
1. Octupus
C. Arthropods
1. Shrimp
2. Crab
3. Lobster


I am not yet done at all with this outline. I have different ideas as to what I want to concentrate on, so I can go into more depth on areas of my interest. But I wanted to get something out there.


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