Types of Coral: Links for Students

NOAA's Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS): Deep-Water Corals

Corals also grow in the deep, cold sea. There are nearly as many deep–water coral species as there are shallow-water coral species. Human activities constitute the most serious threat to these fragile corals.
http://www.coris.noaa.gov/about/deep/

Features: Misconceptions

NOAA's CoRIS: Coral Reef Biology

This page contains information on how corals reproduce, feed, and compete for scarce resources. There is also included a section on how natural disturbances affect corals.
http://www.coris.noaa.gov/about/biology/

Features: Graphics/Multimedia

Coral Reefs: Types of Coral

This is a graphically rich, brief overview of corals, the reefs they form, and their ecosystems.
http://www.solcomhouse.com/coralreef.htm

Features: Graphics/Multimedia

Ocean World: Online Interactive Quiz

This page provides a quick, nine-question quiz to assess basic knowledge of corals.
http://oceanworld.tamu.edu/students/coral/coral_quiz.htm

Features: Online Interactivity, Assessment

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