Friday, October 29, 2010

Coral Reef

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My favorite biome is the Coral Reef.  It is defined by its collection of calcium carbonates that make up coral.  Several animals are dependent on this coral and make their homes and their diets from their byproducts.  This is a very fertile biome and is home to a large variety of species.  Still this biome is very delicate and can be destroyed by several forms of water pollutants or natural disasters.  This marine biome is defined by the presence of coral and all the associated species.  It is a good indicator of the water quality in the ocean area and is very dependent on the location and depth of the ocean.  Several unique species of marine life depend on this biome to survive.   

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