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Life in a Coral Reef

From the Series Biomes Alive!

Coral reefs are home to thousands of living species, including some of the most vibrant plants and animals on the planet. Many reef inhabitants help each other survive. Sea anemones, for example, provide shelter for clownfish. In return, the striped fish bring tasty treats to the anemones and help lure prey into their tentacles! Dive into this colorful, educational book for young learners.

Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Category Leveled Readers
Subject Animals, Blastoff! Readers Level 3
Copyright 2016
Publisher Bellwether Media
Imprint Blastoff! Readers
Blastoff! Readers Level 3
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.3
Reading Counts! Quiz Q70787
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
BISACS JNF051080, JNF051100
Dewey 577.7
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Lexile 690
Guided Reading Level L
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 181266
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

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Life in a Coral Reef

Coral reefs are vibrant, dynamic biomes, and this entry in the Biomes Alive! series reflects their splendor. Brightly colored photos and backgrounds join a host of clearly explained facts, beginning with how reefs form—when tube-shaped coral polyps grow hard skeletons and attach to those of dead coral. Attention is given to types of reefs and the tropical climate they need to grow. The book also focuses on the coral reef’s place in the food chain and how it serves as a home to plants and animals, such as mangroves and clown fish. Although the terms camouflage and symbiosis are not mentioned directly, these concepts are described in relation to animals that live around coral reefs. A visual overview of the Great Barrier Reef and a glossary conclude

Author: Kari Schuetz