Question Sheet: Coral Gardens

SCIENCE

Before reading:

  1. Where in the world's oceans would you find corals?
  2. What makes a sponge an unusual sea creature?

During reading:

  1. Why is Davidson Seamount an unusual place?
  2. What do NOAA, MBARI, and ROV stand for?
  3. How have ROVs changed the ability of scientists to study the ocean?
  4. Why is Davidson Seamount described as "valuable real estate"?
  5. What is bubblegum coral?
  6. Are deep-sea coral communities in danger? Why or why not?

After reading:

  1. Describe several ways in which ocean-ro...

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