Explain the Reef!
THE NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION’S Okeanos Explorer is pretty much continually engaged in expeditions to understand the Earth’s seas and the
1. THE GENERAL DEFINITION OF SPECIES IS THAT THEY ARE GROUPS OF ORGANISMS that are like each other and can produce
CORALS’ ABILITY TO GLOW WITH FLUORESCENT LIGHT has been known for some time. The understanding with shallow water corals has
As opposed to the sometimes-use of the term “soft coral” for everything that isn’t a stony coral, “soft corals” is
PARROTFISHES ARE SO COLORFUL, SO RELATIVELY APPROACHABLE AND SO ABUNDANT ON TROPICAL REEFS that it’s easy to take them for
THREE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MANGROVE FORESTS: 1) They aren’t swamps. They grow in shallow