Reefs grow very slowly, need constant tending to. The ocean is not the easiest workspace either.
The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the world's second largest, will soon be covered by two insurance policies
The deep-sea experts discovered fragile coral and sponge communities including 10 bamboo corals, four octocorals, one brittle star and 11 sponges – as well as four new species of crustacean known as squat-lobsters – the Galapagos National Park (GNP) said in a statement
In a little over a year, the Mexican Caribbean has lost more than 30 percent of its corals to a little-understood illness called SCTLD, or stony coral tissue loss disease, which causes them to calcify and die.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world.
The survey looked at 10 coral reef bearing regions spread across 73 countries.