By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn

Welcome to a Caribbean coral reef! As you snorkel simply offshore, you notice significant fish, waving sea anemones, diving turtlesmaybe even a prowling barracuda! The coral reef is filled with lifefrom coral polyps snagging plankton to a moray eel gobbling up a goby fish. Day and evening at the coral reef, the quest is directly to locate foodand to prevent changing into a person elses subsequent meal. All residing issues are attached to each other in a foodstuff chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, and plant to animal. What direction will you're taking to persist with the meals chain throughout the coral reef?

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Smalltooth sawfish have been overfished and are hard to find in the waters of the Caribbean. 33 Bo tt om Trawle rs Ba nn ed h sawfish is bottom trawling One of the threats to the smalltoot s g miles and miles of weighted net fishing. That is when fishers dra caught in the nets and die. But across the seafloor. The fish get n just the smalltooth sawfish. It bottom trawling harms more tha ater plants, and snags dolphins, breaks up coral, uproots underw scours the ocean floor of life and sharks, and tur tles.

He tucks himself in a crevice in the stone and begins blowing a cloud of mucus from his mouth. It flows around his body until he is all covered. There’s a hole in the mucus cloud for him to take in water and A queen parrot fish protects its elf with a mucus envelope. breathe. Another hole at the back lets the water flow out. With his mucus envelope keeping him safe, he drifts off. Last night for dinner, the parrot fish munched . . Ma le, Fem ale , or Sup erm ale ? Queen parrot fish go through many stages as they grow older.

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. To see what another sea urchin is up to, turn to page 50. . a banded coral shrimp searching for a fish to clean. To see what another shrimp is up to, tur n to page 52. . a fan worm soaking in the nutrients from the water. To see what another fan wo rm is up to, tur n to page 38.

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