More about Coral Reefs

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Fun Facts About Coral

1. Corals are not plants. They're actually animals and are are actually relatives of jellyfish and anemones

2.Coral reefs are very important to the development of new medicines

3.Coral reefs are so valuable to the fishing and tourism , as well as protecting shorelines from storm damage, that destroying just 1 kilometer of coral reef means the loss of between $137,000 to $1,200,000 over a 25-year period, according to the World Resources Institute

4. The worlds first coral reefs formed about 400 million years ago, which was way before dinosaurs

5.Coral reefs cover less than 0.2% of our oceans but they contain approximately 25% of the worlds' marine fish species

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