2. In the spirit of Mr. Ray's song, have students create their own song or poem about coral reef ecology.
3. When we think of coral reefs, we often think of the Great Barrier Reef off of the coast of Australia (this is the one highlighted in the clip). However, coral reefs are found in the tropics throughout the world. Do you think there is migration of organisms between reefs that are separated by deep ocean? When did the organisms of the coral reefs evolve? Are there common ancestors or did reefs in different parts of the world evolve separately? Have students research the similarities and differences between worldwide reefs to answer these questions.
4. Have students research the current state of coral reefs. How have human activities affected reef ecology? Students should make predictions about how the coral reefs will continue to be affected in the future.