Complete the story:
First, read the story. You must then finish the story in 2-3 sentences. Your story must make sense and explain why the loss of zooxanthellae and algae would result in a breakdown of the coral reef ecosystem. Choose three species (three trophic levels) to follow the results of the warming event.
Once upon a time, there was a diverse community of plants and animals living on a coral reef. There were all sorts of corals, plankton, anemones, fish (including clownfish, tangs, angelfish, eels, and wrasses), turtles, octopuses, worms, snails, sea stars, urchins, algae, seaweeds, crabs, shrimp, sponges, and clams. Dolphins, sharks, and seals visited the reef daily to hunt. The water started to become very warm and stayed warm for weeks. This was very distressing for the little photosynthetic zooxanthellae that lived in the corals and so they left. The algae inside the anemones took their leave as well.