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    Great Barrier Reef: Explain how energy moves through an ecosystem. Start with producers, move up to keystone predators, and complete the energy flow by including the decomposers.

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    Great Barrier Reef -   Explain how energy moves through an ecosystem.  Start with producers, move up to Keystone Predators, and complete the energy flow by including the decomposers.

    Coral reefs are located in a nutrient-poor environment but are productive ecosystems.
    Types of inhabitants of the Great Barrier Reef:
    Coral species:
    Plant like corals, massive corals, and staghorn corals, which are heterotropic consumers that derive their energy by symbiotic zooxanthellae
    Fish groups: ...

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    This solution explains how energy moves through the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem, and outlines the various species that contribute to this cycle. The solution includes one reference.

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