Coral Reef Zones
Do you know… what are coral reef zones?
In this Coral Reef Zones video, you’ll learn how scientists divide coral reefs into zones, what the zones are, and what criteria they base these divisions upon.
Scientists divide coral reefs into zones. They base these divisions on location within the reef and characteristics such as depth, wave action, light intensity, temperature, and water chemistry. Zones of the reef include: lagoon, back reef, reef flat, reef crest, and fore reef.
To learn more, check out our online coral reef ecology curriculum: http://www.lof.org/education/portal/course/reef-zonation/