and pictures of types of coral
Games/information for kids
A selection of
games including "Crunch Nibble Gulp or Bite"
which helps kids see how the mouths of different fish
are adapted to catch the foods they eat.
Enchanted Learning - good basic information for younger
children about coral reefs and fish. They can also click
on a variety of fish and coral and get a blank outline
that they can color in. They can make an entire book
of the different kinds of coral and fish.
An excellent game for older children who have a good
understanding of coral. The game goes through several
steps, beginning with an exploration of different types
of fish and coral and progressing to an understanding
of the food chain. This site also provides comprehensive
information about coral reefs.
Comprehensive information about different fish and
coral, including adaptations made to their environment.
General information about coral
Reef Check is a non-profit charitable foundation dedicated
to maintaining healthy coral reefs. Their website includes
information about getting involved in in their world
wide Reef Check Surveys as well as detailed information
about fish and invertebrates found all over the world.
The Coral Health and Monitoring web site, produced
by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA.) This comprehensive site includes information,
maps, links and research data.
Australian Coral Reef Research Center includes information
about current research including sustainable tourism
and fishing industry projects.
The United Nations Environmental Programme web site.
This site is "leading the international effort
for action on the world's threatened coral reefs. Their
"emerging issues" section explains critical
areas such as coral bleaching coastal threats and fisheries.
The Indonesian Coral Reef Foundation's Frequently asked
questions about coral reefs explains issues in easy
to understand language with beautiful illustrations.
General information about coral reefs, the diversity
of its ecosystem and information about the dangers to
Learn more about coral reef habitat and ways you can
help preserve them on
this website from the National Wildlife Federation.
Ways to Help Coral Reefs
A wide range of ideas that anyone can do, whether or
not you live on or near the ocean.
You can join the fight to save coral reef ecosystems
by supporting the Project AWARE Foundation's Protect
the Living Reef campaign. The Project AWARE Foundation,
established by PADI, is the dive industry's leading
non-profit organization dedicated to conserving and
preserving our aquatic resources. For more information
on what you can do to save coral reefs, go to www.padi.com/scuba/about-padi/padi-partners/project-aware/default.aspx
The Sydney Aquarium's guide to preserving coral reefs