The Coral Organism: Links for Students

NOAA's National Ocean Service Corals Tutorial

NOAA's National Ocean Service supports in research and efforts to conserve coral ecosystems. On this Web site, you will find an online tutorial with animations, video, and a “roadmap” of NOAA corals Web Sites.
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/corals/

NOAA's CoRIS Essay: What are Corals and Coral Reefs?

This is an overview of corals in general and the different types of corals and reefs. This essay includes the structure of a reef and where reefs are typically found.
http://www.coris.noaa.gov/about/what_are/

Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources

NOAA's Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS)

The Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS) is NOAA’s gateway to everything about corals and is avaible to the public as well as scientists.
http://coris.noaa.gov/

Features: Data Sources

Bermuda's Coral Reefs: Life Cycle of Coral

Basic information about the life cycle of coral and an exciting video of coral spawning.
http://www.coexploration.org/bbsr/coral/html/life_cycle_of_coral.html

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The Reefs, Wrecks, and Pirates Expedition: Corals

Grasp the basic biology of corals by reading this article. Click on the "basecamp" link at the bottom of the page for mission logs and graphics from expeditions.
http://www.theoceanadventure.com/VIie02/VICorals.html

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