Human Impact on Coral Reefs

In this lesson students will have a class discussion on the ecological importance of coral reefs and their value to humans. That discussion will lead the class to examine the threats to reefs both by humans and by nature. The students are then broken into small cooperative groups where they will work together to learn about human impacts affecting the health of coral reef habitats.

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climate change, conservation, coral, coral bleaching, ecological, erosion, human threats, marine debris, natural threats, overfishing, runoff, sediment, pollution, technology, threats, zooxanthellae