Coral Reef Quiz
An illustrated look at the fundamentals of coral reefs 10 Questions.
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Coral reefs are underwater structures made from which coral-secreted material?
Which tiny organisms secrete the Calcium Carbonate to form coral reefs?
Which is the world's biggest coral 'barrier' reef, stretching for over 2,600 kilometers (1,600 miles)?
The Great Barrier Reef
Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System
New Caledonia Barrier Reef
Andros Barrier Reef
What type of reef is directly attached to a shore, or borders it with an intervening shallow channel or lagoon?
What age are the majority of coral reefs?
Less than 10,000 years
What event caused ice to melt, raising sea levels to cover the continental shelves on which the majority of coral reefs have formed?
End of the last ice-age
By what term are circular reefs, extending around a lagoon without a central island, better known?
For what approximate percentage of marine species do coral reefs provide a home?
In degrees Celcius, what is the optimum temperature for the growth of tropical corals?
Which ship was dispatched in search of HMS Bounty early in August 1790, but ran aground and sank on the Great Barrier Reef on 29 August 1791?
The Golden Hind
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