reefs have been playing a crucial role in our planetís life for
millions of years.
reefs are one of the world's richest and most productive ecosystems.
quarter of all marine life depends in someway on the reef for survival.
Millions of people in the world depend on the reef for food resources
and protection of their environment.
Lying next to
the land, coral reefs prevent huge waves from smashing into the
beaches during storms.
Coral reefs are also one of the ecosystems the most sensitive to
human impacts. When a coral reef dies, all the life that thrives
in and around it vanishes as well.