Corals are marine organisms, some of which secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Aldabra Atoll
Alejandro de Humboldt National Park Coral reef
Archipiélago de Revillagigedo 22 species of scleratinian corals (AB ev)
Belize Barrier Reef corals thriving in a pristine condition (OUV)
Brazilian Atlantic Islands AdRBR: 15 species of coral have been recorded of which six are endemic to Brazil. (AB ev)
Cocos Island "The rich coral reef, volcanic tunnels, caves, massifs and deeper waters surrounding Cocos Island are home to more than 30 species of coral" (wiki)
Coiba National Park The Coiba National Park has the second largest reef in the eastern Pacific and the largest aggregation of coral reefs of any in the marine biological corridor incorporating Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador (nom file)
Desembarco del Granma National Park
Discovery Coast Coral reefs
Dorset and East Devon Coast Sunset star coral (found at Saw-tooth Ledges)
East Rennell
Galapagos Islands marginal environment for coral reefs (Coastal WHS)
Great Barrier Reef
Guanacaste In the marine area, there are coral reefs, some containing species that are unique in the Pacific Oriental (Coastal WHS)
Gulf of California Coral reef at Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park
Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago Coral reefs
Henderson Island
Komodo National Park Coral reefs
Lagoons of New Caledonia
Lamu Old Town Lamu's Houses built in coral stone
Lord Howe Island
Malpelo contribute to the maintenance, dispersal and replenishment of benthic larvae of corals (OUV)
Ningaloo Coast
Ogasawara Islands
Okinoshima Island coral reef at 3 islets around Okinoshima, Koyajima, Mikanobashira and Tenguiwa
Phoenix Islands "one of the world's last intact oceanic coral archipelago ecosystems" (AB ev)
Pitons Management Area
Rainforests of the Atsinanana coral reefs at Tambolo (UNEP-WCMC)
Rock Islands fossil islands within RISL made up of coral reefs uplifted due to volcanic forces and eroded over millions of years (AB ev)
Sanganeb Coral reef
Sian Ka'an
Socotra Archipelago "Marine life is very diverse and includes 283 species of coral" (AB ev)
Taputapuātea Coral reef
Tubbataha Reefs
Ujung Kulon National Park "The rich coral reefs of the Ujung Kulon coast are dominated by a small number of species that make up some 90% of the coral mass"
iSimangaliso Wetland Park coral reefs


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