Tag: Coral

Rainforests of the Sea

October 08, 2018
Coral Reefs Rainforests of the Sea

Beneath the ocean’s waves, coral reefs reign as ancient, complex, and living ecosystems that are often called the rainforests of the sea. Like tropical rainforests, coral reefs provide life and habitats for an array of plants and animals.

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Coral Spawning Photo by Pauline Fiene

On Thursday, July 12, guests at Maui Ocean Center’s Incredible Corals: Night at the Reef event witnessed one of nature’s rarely seen phenomenon – coral spawning. (Photo by Pauline Fiene)

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1. Coral and other creatures are alive. Avoid stepping on or touching coral. If you must stand, stand on the sand. 2. Choose non-chemically enhanced pesticides and fertilizers. Although you may live far from a coral reef ecosystem, these products end up in the watershed. 3. Invasive species of algae and fish can introduce disease […]

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