10. If the corals are damaged they die, nutrients decay and fish disappear
11. The coral reefs are second to the tropical rainforests for the richness and variety of life
12. But as said the corals are very delicate – one scuba divers foot on the coral and several square metres of coral die!
17. HOMEWORK Research the recent oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico What caused the spill? What is likely to be the long term impact of this disaster? What is the response? What are the difficulties dealing with the problem?