Coral reef conservation

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Scientists conducting a coral reef survey, measuring factors such as percentage of coral cover and number of different species found

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.