are the most productive ecosystems on the planet.
They occupy less than 1% of the oceans’ floor, yet provide crucial habitat to 25% of marine life.
They absorb 90% of wave energy, protecting our shorelines from floods and hurricane damage.
Over tens of thousands of years, tiny coral polyps grow in colonies to form corals.
Hard coral forms reefs when many colonies of coral polyps secreting limestone skeletons grow together.
Because of this interwoven net, many young fish, shellfish, turtles, and millions of sea creatures rely on coral reefs for protection and habitat.
The Fight To Save Our Corals
AND SAVE OUR SKIN
Created by high risk skin cancer specialist Dermatologist Edit Olasz Harken, MD, PhD, FAAD