Understanding Coral Reefs

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What are coral reefs? Coral reefs only cover about 1% off the ocean floor yet provide habitat for about 25% of all marine life. They are not just biologically rich but also economically valuable, providing food and income for people around the world. So what exactly is a coral reef? Coral Polyps A coral reef is not one animal but rather a colony of thousands of smaller organisms. Coral reefs Read More …