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a reef consisting of coral consolidated into limestone

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The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world.
The nutrient biology of coral reefs is immensely complex.
Contributing towards protecting the areas where sea creatures live, the move to transplant these coral reefs has been set forth to achieve the strategic objectives of the ministry for creating a sustainable development for marine life.
Goreau is the president of the Global Coral Reef Alliance, a non-profit international organisation that was founded in 1994 to work exclusively to save coral reefs.
The project was the beginning of the implementation of a national campaign for cleaning up coral reefs covering Qatari territorial waters as a part of the ministry's efforts to conserve the country's marine environment.
The film will talk about how the coral reefs are naturally built, their role in achieving ecological balance, publicise the threats to coral reef environments and their ebbing influence on fish production.
James Cook University Professor, Terry Hughes, told the 1900 marine Scientifics who have congregated in the Eastern Coastal City that the increase in global warming means that the remaining coral reefs shall succumb under unbearable scorching seawater.
A Swansea University team is looking at the possibility of establishing seagrass meadows under the oceans near coral reefs to combat the effects of undersea acidification.
In other places, such as the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, artificial reefs replace the many natural coral reefs that have been wiped out.
Strong links between the coral reefs of the South China Sea, West Pacific and Coral Triangle are the key to preserving fish and marine resources that provide food and income for more than 100 million people in the Asia-Pacific region.
About one-fifth of the world's coral reefs have already been lost or severely damaged, while another 35 percent could be lost within 10-40 years, according to the latest review by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.
The Farasan Banks coral reefs, in the Red Sea off Jeddah, will soon be the subject of a four-year collaborative coral reef research program.
A new report issued last week by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network found that if current trends regarding emissions of carbon dioxide continue, a majority of the world's remaining coral reefs could be lost within just four decades.
Like most tourists, I've come for the main show: magnificent coral reefs and the rainbows offish that dance through them.
Bahrain has launched a major project to protect its coral reefs from damage caused by boat anchors.
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