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What happens to sea life when coral reefs die?

Asked by Liztarsh (31points) May 6th, 2009

what happens to the poor creatures

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Ivan's avatar

They die.

Dr_C's avatar

They find themselves suddenly homeless.

Ivan's avatar

And then they die.

FAGIN's avatar

This is NO laughing matter!!!

May2689's avatar

Its very sad…especially when the coral reef is destroyed by humans. Poor creatures.

oratio's avatar

why is it always the poor?

shrubbery's avatar

@Ivan, you took the words right out of my mouth.
What happens in any food-web or ecosystem when a link or food source or habitat or predator is taken out? Things start to fall apart and lots of other creatures die.

Urban's avatar

Coral reefs are infinitely important. Not only does sea life die, but it causes huge problems on humans as well (which, I truly care less about) because the majority of our oxygen comes from the ocean’s plants.

There was a company that was researching how to re-fertilze ocean forests with iron, but it seems to have gone poorly.

Save our oceans! Death to humans! =p

May2689's avatar

@Urban: I hear you!

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