CORAL BRIEF

Like trees in a rainforest, coral breathes life into the ocean where there would otherwise be very little. Coral reef systems are made up of a network of calcium carbonate structures secreted and built by hard corals in warm, shallow ( less than 60m) and sunlit waters. They provide the fundamental habitat, structure and food source for thousands of marine species. There are approximately 2,500 species of coral, roughly 1,000 of which make up the physical structure of a coral reef. Each coral species has a unique growth form, pattern and colour; some so intricate and perfectly designed it’s hard to believe they’re not man made.

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