Where are the Coral Reefs?

Coral Reefs are found in shallow, warm waters. Majority of coral reefs are found below the equator line. Corals need warm water to thrive. Corals also need to be near the surface of the water to complete the process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is when sun light is converted to energy.

This map showing where the corals live helped my research by showing me where coral reefs are found. In studying where coral reefs are found, it gives an in site of why corals need warm, shallow water to survive. Coral_reef_locations-600x210

http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2011/06/13/losing-our-coral-reefs/