CORAL REEF TEACHER RESOURCES
Coral reefs are colonies of small animals, known as polyps, which release calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton on which they live. Coral reefs are found in shallow, tropical waters around the world. Living coral reefs provide homes for large numbers of marine animals – while coral reefs make up only 1 percent of the ocean’s habitat, they also include over 25 percent of its species! Students will develop an understanding of coral reefs and their conservation challenges.