Color bars represent. Some of their findings were surprising. However Florida has prohibited the removal of the marine life and the coral to keep people from disrupting the habitat life. Coral reefs are called home to a profuse variety of living creatures such as fish, lobster, clams, sea turtles, sharks, eels, crabs, shrimps, urchins, sponges, and algae, and those are some of the many species that live there Marine Ecology Progress Series High sea-surface temperatures have been increasingly documented along the coast of Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala Eakin et al, and have resulted in frequent bleaching events of the Mesoamerican coral reef One way we know this is because corals lay down annual rings, just as trees do.
The expedition brought back many unknown specimens that scientists used to name and describe almost all Pacific reef corals. In80 percent of the corals in the Indian Ocean bleached and 20 percent died.
Coral reefs are found in shallow coastal regions of warm tropical and subtropical oceans.