Topics paragraph by paragraph: 1st paragraph: Why are our Coastal waters are sanctuaries? Describe some of the habitats along our coast (SF bay area coast): what lives there, what is the salinity? Task Description: Section/Paragraph 1: Why are our Coastal waters are sanctuaries? Describe the habitats along our coast: what lives there, what is the salinity? Section/Paragraph 2: Estuaries: What are estuaries?, what is important about the ecosystem? Section/Paragraph 3: Tidal zones: mangroves, sandy shores, rocky coastline. Describe the region(s) and what is important about the ecosystem? Drawing of Coral Section/Paragraph 4: Describe the Coral Reef and what is important about the ecosystem. Describe the symbiotic relationships. Section/Paragraph 5: Conclusion and solutions. What happens to coastal habitats when changes occur to salinity, nitrates, phosphates, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, or other contamination or loss of habitat? What is being done to protect coastal habitats; be specific and what can you do? please make each paragraph 4-5 sentences. Please write at a 10th grade writing level. Location: SF Bay Area and San Pablo Bay.