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Factors Affecting Coral Survival

FactorOptimal RangeWater Temperature 23 to 25CSalinity30 to 40 parts per millionSedimentationLittle or no sedimentationDepthUp to 48 m\begin{matrix} \text{Factor} & \text{Optimal Range}\\ \text{Water Temperature} & \ {23 \ to \ 25^{\circ} \mathrm{C}}\\ \text{Salinity} & \text{30 to 40 parts per million}\\ \text{Sedimentation} & \text{Little or no sedimentation}\\ \text{Depth} & \text{Up to 48 m}\\ \end{matrix}

Using the data in the chart, describe which region of the world would be optimal for coral growth.

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Corals would grow best in the tropical region of the planet. Shallow parts of oceanic water near coastal regions near islands would be good. Tropical regions have enough sunlight and constant warm temperatures. Coastal regions of the ocean are more shallow in-depth, so it is perfect for corals.

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