At first, the Enchaned Braid is a little hard to read. And, I think that is because I'm used to reading all of this information in a text book.
In chapters 1 and 2, it was hard for me to understand because my mind wasnt really comprehending what it was that i was reading.
I really liked how Osha used real-life examples to explain something scientific. "In a given marriage, one individual may reap all the benefits--while the other one just suffers through." (pg 17). This was to understand a parasitic symbiosis. I was taught aobut parasitic and mutualistic symbiosis in microbiology with a textbook and some worksheets. But, in this book, Osha makes a connection to what we already know and see happening in ours or others lives. After i reread these chapters a few times, my mind comprehended what I was reading. Becuase, since I'm not used to actually reading those connections in a book (usually come up with the connections on my own.) it took me awhile to understand. But these connections that Osha makes, makes it ten times easier to understand if you've never been exposed to those terms before.
I found it intersting that coral reefs cover about 240,000 square miles; I was not aware of that or that millions of people rely on coral reefs for food, protection, and social stability. I find this really interesting that coral reefs are so important to humans. We need them for medical uses, which is pretty cool, and I didn't know that. Also they're our link to understanding the climate changes (of the past and for the future).