Why coral reefs are disappearing

These underwater cities are crucial for life on Earth

Stars Insider

09/07/24 | StarsInsider

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Coral barrier reefs are notoriously beautiful due to their vibrant colors and majestic structures teeming with life. But while these important underwater havens provide a paradise for snorkelers and fishermen, they are actually disappearing rapidly. Indeed, scientists have estimated that 90% of coral reefs around the world are at risk of being completely wiped out by 2050.

Intrigued? Click through the following gallery to see why coral reefs are dying, and what can be done to help.

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