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What is the climate in a coral reef?
Last Updated: 28th February, 2020
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In respect to this, what is the temperature in the coral reef?
Reef-building corals cannot tolerate water temperatures below 64° Fahrenheit (18° Celsius). Many grow optimally in water temperatures between 73° and 84° Fahrenheit (23°–29°Celsius), but some can tolerate temperatures as high as 104° Fahrenheit (40° Celsius) for short periods.
Secondly, how much sunlight does the coral reef get? Lastly, reefs grow best in clear waters that are poor in nutrients. Too much suspended material floating in the water blocks the sunlight necessary for the algae's photosynthesis. Reefs can grow up to 3.9 inches (10 centimeters) per year in the following optimal conditions: Ample light.
Also know, what are the seasons in the coral reef?
The region has two distinct seasons; a winter period of warm temperatures and low rainfall, and a summer period of balmy temperatures and higher rainfall. Winter, or the 'Dry' season, begins in May and ends in October offering sunshine, fresh breezes and low humidity.
What is the precipitation of the coral reef?