University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh
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Exploring Coral Reefs: A Virtual Dive in the Bermuda Triangle part of ERESE:ERESE Activities
Coral reefs are some of the most diverse and complex ecosystems on Earth. Reefs face many stresses including those associated with climate change, pollution, over fishing, and damage caused by people. This introductory activity will allow students to explore the coral reef environment through a virtual dive. Students will discover how coral reefs are constructed, the amazing organisms that live in the reef environment, and where coral reefs are found today. This web page is designed for flexibility. Resources include a PowerPoint file that can be used as a group activity or can be viewed by individual students on computers. Students can answer a series of questions that will guide them during their exploration of reefs on the worksheet provided.