Coral

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
Belize Barrier Reef
Brazilian Atlantic Islands
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
Great Barrier Reef
Gulf of California Coral reef at Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park
Ha Long Bay 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
Ningaloo Coast
Ogasawara Islands
Okinoshima Island coral reef at 3 islets around Okinoshima, Koyajima, Mikanobashira and Tenguiwa
Papahanaumokuakea
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)
TaputapuńĀtea 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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