The Value of coral reefs:

1. Questions:

  1. Describe what coral is?
  2. Identify where coral forms and explain why it forms there?
  3. Explain 5 specific ways in which coral supports other species
  4. Describe what coral feeds on
  5. Explain what coral bleaching is and list causes of coral bleaching

2. Then, using this document, write a short description of the different threats to coral reefs worldwide.

3. What are the socio-economic consequences of coral reef degradation?

4. If time, write an outline for these IB style questions:

Examine the development and the environmental and economic value of coral reefs and mangrove swamps. [10]

Examine the causes and consequences of the loss of coral reefs and mangrove swamps. [10]


Take detailed notes as you watch the video, focusing on mangrove formation and benefits.