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By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn

Welcome to a Caribbean coral reef! As you snorkel simply offshore, you notice marvelous fish, waving sea anemones, diving turtlesmaybe even a prowling barracuda! The coral reef is filled with lifefrom coral polyps snagging plankton to a moray eel gobbling up a goby fish. Day and evening at the coral reef, the search is directly to locate foodand to prevent changing into an individual elses subsequent meal. All dwelling issues are attached to each other in a meals chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, and plant to animal. What direction will you are taking to keep on with the nutrients chain throughout the coral reef?

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Find out why we need to protect our oceans from pollution in this highly acclaimed book. Cerullo, Mary M. Coral Reef: A City That Never Sleeps. New York: Dutton, 1996. Dive into the photographs in this book for the next best thing to visiting a coral reef. , and Beth E. Simmons. Sea Secrets: Tiny Clues to a Big Mystery. Lafayette, CO: Moonlight Publishing, 2009. This book explores problems with three ocean animals and links their trouble to a break in the food chain. , III. One Night in the Coral Sea.

A dead tiger shark. To see what anothe r tiger shark is up to , tu rn to page 8. . a d e a d h a w ks bill turtle. T see what an other hawks o bill is up to, tu r n to page 58 . . a dead southern stingray. To see what another stingray is up to, tur n to page 24. . a dead foureye butterflyfish. To r see what anothe butterflyfish is up to, tu rn to page 12 . . a dead trumpetfish. To see what another trumpetfish is up to, turn to page 20. . a dead smalltooth sawfish. To see what another sawfish is up to, tur n to page 33.

2 square meters) a day. After they attack a reef, not much is left. Scientists aren't sure why there are suddenly so many more of these starfish. It might be natural for their numbers to increase and decrease in cycles. But it also might be that one of the crown-of-thorns' predators has disappeared. 47 Sharpnose Puffer Fish (Canthigaster rostrata) 48 The puffer fish skirts along the edge of the staghorn coral. He stretches out his long snout to catch a clam between his teeth. He only has four teeth—two on top and two on the bottom—but they’re perfect for pecking at hard coral, spiny urchins, and shellfish.

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