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Blue Planet - Coral Seas

The seas surrounding coral reefs have the most diversity of any of the aquatic ecosystems. With such a wide abundance of life, a wide variety of complex relationships can be seen between the different animals and plants within the ecosystem. This episode of Blue Planet illustrates examples of parasitism, mutualism, commensalism, competition, and predation.

Key Concepts: Coral reefs, symbiosis, competition, predation, parasitism, commensalism, mutualism, coral reef, adaptations, aquatic ecosystems.

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