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Coral Reefs


Describe the conditions required for the development of coral reefs

Describe fringing and barrier reefs and atolls

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Coral Reefs


Describe the conditions required for the development of coral reefs

Describe fringing and barrier reefs and atolls

Coral reefs are highly diverse and important marine ecosystems that are under threat from warming seas and ocean acidification.

Create an eBook or other digital publication to educate people on the importance of coral reefs and why they are under threat.

Use these questions as chapters for your book:

  1. What are coral reefs? 
  2. Why are coral reefs important?
  3. What is the global distribution of coral reefs?
  4. What conditions are required for the formation of coral reefs?
  5. What are fringing reefs, barrier reefs and atolls? How are they created?
  6. What are some real examples of these reefs?
  7. Why are coral reefs under threat?
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Coastal Erosion, Transport and Deposition


Demonstrate an understanding of the work of the sea and wind in eroding, transporting and depositing

Coastal Erosion, Transport and Deposition


Demonstrate an understanding of the work of the sea and wind in eroding, transporting and depositing

Factors influencing coastal processes and coastal landforms include:

  • waves and currents, including longshore drift
  • local geology – that is, rock type, structure and strength
  • changes in sea level
  • human activity and the increased use of coastal engineering.

Source

 

coastal erosion

 

landforms of erosion

bays and headlands

 

caves, arches, stacks and stumps

 
 

landforms of deposition

 

TASK

Create a presentation on one of the following landforms:

  • Beach
  • Spits, Bars and Tombolos
  • Coastal sand dunes
  • Coral reefs
  • Mangroves

Your presentation must include:

  • Definition of the landform(s)
  • A list of the keywords we need to know, with definitions
  • Explanation of how they are created
  • A named example
  • High quality images
  • Sources