Coral reefs are widely appreciated for their beauty and spectacular biodiversity, which rivals that of tropical rainforests. Coral reefs, some of which have been around continuously for 50 million years, have representative species from almost every major grouping of living organisms. Coral reefs are also among the most productive naturally-occurring ecosystems found on earth. Hard corals form the backbone of the coral reef ecosystem, providing an intricate three-dimensional structure with hiding places and habitat for thousands of species of fish, invertebrates like clams, shrimp, sea stars, sponges, and anemones, sea turtles, and many other animals.
Related Journals of Coral Reef Ecology
Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development, Journal of Biodiversity & Endangered Species, Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change, Journal of Fisheries & Livestock Production, Poultry, Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences, Wetlands Ecology and Management, Restoration Ecology, Population Ecology, New Zealand Journal of Ecology, Microbial EcologyJournal of Plant Ecology, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Global Ecology and Biogeography.