EarthLabs > Corals > Lab 5: Trouble in Paradise: Factors that Impact Coral Health

Trouble in Paradise: Factors that Impact Coral Health

Introduction

Diver measuring coral. Photo courtesy of NASA.

In the previous lab, you explored the characteristics of the ocean environment in which coral reefs thrive. Unfortunately,there are a number of factors, both natural and anthropogenic (resulting from human activities), that can alter the ocean environment and threaten the health of coral reef ecosystems. In this activity, you will examine the three main factors that disrupt corals.

After completing this investigation, you should be able to:



Keeping Track of What You Learn

Throughout these labs, you will find two kinds of questions. Your teacher will let you know which answers you should record and turn in.

« Previous Page      Next Page »