This is a Coral Reef Food Web. See if you can identify all the parts of the food web that make this a functioning, healthy ecosystem. Look for:
The Producers - the phytoplankton on the ocean's surface.
The Primary Consumers – the coral, sea turtle, and fish.
The Secondary Consumers – the sharks, anemones, starfish, baracuda, jellyfish, sea snakes and sea slugs.
The Scavengers – the fish.
The Decomposers or Detritivores – microorganisms.
* Try the Coral Reef Food Web Activity.
Assess your students' understanding of Coral Reef Food Webs with the short answer activity below.
When you research information you must cite the reference. Citing for websites is different from citing from books, magazines and periodicals. The style of citing shown here is from the MLA Style Citations (Modern Language Association).
When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
Author Last Name, First Name(s). "Title: Subtitle of Part of Web Page, if appropriate." Title: Subtitle: Section of Page if appropriate. Sponsoring/Publishing Agency, If Given. Additional significant descriptive information. Date of Electronic Publication or other Date, such as Last Updated. Day Month Year of access < URL >.
Amsel, Sheri. "Coral Reef Food Web" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2023. March 26, 2023
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