A Coral Reef Food Chain-A Who-Eats-What Adventure in the by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn

By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn

Welcome to a Caribbean coral reef! As you snorkel simply offshore, you spot extraordinary fish, waving sea anemones, diving turtlesmaybe even a prowling barracuda! The coral reef is stuffed with lifefrom coral polyps snagging plankton to a moray eel gobbling up a goby fish. Day and evening at the coral reef, the search is directly to locate foodand to prevent turning into anyone elses subsequent meal. All residing issues are hooked up to each other in a foodstuff chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, and plant to animal. What direction will you are taking to keep on with the meals chain in the course of the coral reef?

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Coral polyps. To see what a group of coral polyps is up to, tur n to page 44. . a long-horn nudibranch sliding down a staghorn coral. To see what another nudibranch is up to, tur n to page 28. . nibbles off a sponge. To . . coral. To see what coral see what another sponge is up to, tur n to page 36. is up to, turn to page 46. lop . . an Antillean scal to starting to burrow in at the sand. To see wish up another scallop . to, tu rn to page 16 . . a black sea urchin scooting toward a nudibranch.

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