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    Why does coral need warm salt water to grow?

    I need to find out the answer for this as I have homework to research Coral Reefs for school and I can't find the answer anywhere. Please help, Thanks.

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    Coral also needs THE SUN to grow.

    Warm salt water

    78-83 degrees average water temperature

    Short time 66 degrees F to 95 degrees F

    Sunshine, and shallow water less than 70 feet deep

    Small amounts of nutrients

    Only found in parts of the ocean near 30 degrees north latitude and 30 degrees south latitude



    LeaaWilliams

    Do you possibly know why it needs warm salt water to grow?
    TSC

    http://www.coral.org/resources/about_coral_reefs/coral_overview

    Looking but not reading specifically why the water needs to be warm. I guess its like any other form of life on this planet. If the temperatures are too cold TREES won't grow either. (Arctic) Scroll down the page. I see something that might help you.
    LeaaWilliams

    Ah yes I see it now, Thank you so much for your help and it has also helped me to find some more research thank you very much!


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