Coral Reefs : A Study From National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration

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To our eyes we see a beautiful, diverse, colorful reef that adds beauty to the ocean and to the fishes. Others see a peaceful bed for the oceans floor. Creature on the other hand see a shelter, and protection from people or bigger animals that lurk for their pray. Coral reefs aren’t made for its scenery, but as an ecosystem for many plants and animals. They do not only help the animals but serve to people as important sources of income, food, protection, and new medicines of mankind. Coral reefs are less than 1 percent of the ocean floor, but support 25% of all marine life, shown by a study from national oceanic and atmospheric administration on www.noaa.gov. Coral reefs are often referred to as the, “rainforest of the sea,” due to having the same purpose as a rainforest by being an essential means of shelter and protection to plants and animals, and being a savior to the people, the economy, and the environments.
Coral reef plays a major role in helping the environments stay healthy and in tack for many more decades to come. The coral reef act as a buffer for the shorelines slowing down the movement of waves, storms, and floods, helping prevent erosion, catastrophic deaths, and property damage, as said by national oceanic and atmospheric administration, on oceanservice.noaa.gov Without the reefs, normal wavers could demolish coastal communities and cause injuries and even deaths. A healthy reef removes the necessity for more government spending on artificial barrier in…

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