This article is part of a three-part series on Oceans and Coral Reefs consisting of the following articles:

  1. Rainforests and Coral Reefs
  2. Ocean Prognosis
  3. Coral Reef Solutions

Each has been taken from the Mongabay main site and adapted to meet 5th grade educational standards. Ideally, they are to be read in the above order.


1. Why do researchers say coral reefs are resilient? Give one example.

2. If coral reefs are resilient why are pollution and overfishing problems?

3. We can use science to protect the earth’s environment. Name the three methods used in this article to protect our oceans.

4. What is Coral Gardening?

5. What is fish free fishmeal?

6. The people in Wakatobi, Indonesia choose to plant trees on land to protect the seagrass. Why?