How Coastal Development Impacts Ecosystems


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What is a coastal development?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of something that could be a coastal development?

2. Which of the following is NOT a threat to coral reefs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Coastal developments are detrimental to the ecosystem. Assess your knowledge of how and why coastal developments damage ecosystems and what is considered a coastal development with these assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Examples of coastal development
  • Threats to coral reefs
  • Ways tourists and coastal development directly damage reefs

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the key term coastal development
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the effects of coastal development on ecosystems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what scientists are not doing to reduce damage to reefs

Additional Learning

Learn how coastal development impacts ecosystems by reviewing the lesson titled How Coastal Development Impacts Ecosystems. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Know the most documented issue with coastal development
  • Review artificial reefs
  • List human activities that damage coral reef