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Coral reefs are sites of some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet and are vital for
maintaining the advanced ecosystem of the oceans. Equivalent to underwater rainforests,
coral reefs are among the
oldest of the planet's
ecosystems and are the
Earth's largest living
structures. Coral reefs
are famous for…

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the world's coral reefs include: pollution disease overfishing dynamite and cyanide fishing
sedimentation bleaching caused by rising ocean temperatures.

The effects of tourism on coral reefs
Coral is extremely fragile and, once broken, can take years to regrow, some corals only
growing at a rate of 5mm/year! This is why…

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