Salt water refers to water that contains dissolved salts, known as saline water or seawater, water from oceans or seas. It is a home to varieties of aquatic animals, for example, fishes and snails. Some of these animals find it difficult to live in fresh water. If salt water animals go to live in fresh water they can not adapt the environment led to die to them. This essay aims to discuss the importance of salt water and the sub- types namely ocean, sea, and coral reefs. It will also show pictures where it is found and the aquariums that are inhabitants. In other to achieve this objective, this essay will be further divided into five sections. Section 2 will discuss ocean, section 3 seas, section 4 coral reefs …show more content…
The importance of coral Reefs to society
Coral reefs form natural barriers that protect nearby shorelines from the eroding forces of the sea, thereby protecting coastal dwellings, agricultural land and beaches. Without the existence of coral reefs, parts of Florida would be under water.
Coral reefs have been used in the treatment of cancer, HIV, cardiovascular diseases and ulcers while Corals' porous limestone skeletons have been used for human bone grafts.
It is estimated that coral reefs provide $375 billion per year around the world in goods and services, but if the present rate of destruction continues, 70% of the world's coral reefs will be destroyed by the year 2050.
According to Wikipedia Coral reefs can take a variety of forms, defined in following:
The major types of reefs are Fringing reef (directly attached to a shore or borders it with an intervening shallow channel or lagoon), Barrier reef (separated from a mainland or island shore by a deep lagoon), Patch reef (isolated, often circular reef, usually within a lagoon, Apron reef (short reef resembling a fringing reef, but more sloped; extending out and downward from a point or peninsular shore), Bank reef (linear or semi-circular in outline, larger than a patch reef), and the Ribbon reef