Welcome to a brief guide on resources for research in the field of Coral Reef Conservation.
Coral reefs are large underwater structures composed of the skeletons of coral, which are marine invertebrate animals. The coral species that build coral reefs are known as hermatypic or "hard" corals because they extract calcium carbonate from seawater to create a hard, durable exoskeleton that protects their soft, sac-like bodies.
-Definition courtesy of https://www.livescience.com/40276-coral-reefs.html
This selection of specialized resources in Coral Reef Ecosystems is designed to help you navigate through the wealth of information in Fondren's collections. It is not a comprehensive list.
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-Photo courtesy of Great Barrier Reef Foundation
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