Coral reef conservation

Researcher using a fluorometer, a device used to measure fluorescence, to check the health of coral polyps

Coral reef facts

  • Corals are tiny, soft-bodied animals that belong to the same group as jellyfish and anemones.
  • Coral reefs are sometimes nicknamed the ‘rainforests of the oceans’ because of the number of different species that live there.
  • Coral reefs are under severe threat from climate change, pollution, overfishing and sedimentation.