5 Best Coral Reefs That Are Must Be Seen

Oct 28 20:08 2020 Daily brewed blog Print This Article

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Coral reefs are the foundation of our marine ecosystems,Guest Posting providing food and protection for marine life. Also, they play an important part in the driving experience, ensuring that every dive is a colorful experience.

  1. The Grand Central Station and Chimneys, Fiji: Fiji is an archipelago in the south Pacific Ocean. Its islands and people have remained untouched by the modern world. It has over 10,000 square kilometers of coral reefs, 42 percent of the world’s coral species, and around 390 species are found there. It is often referred to as the soft coral capital of the world, the array of colors that corals in Fiji will present to you is nothing short of dazzling. More than 1,000 different species of invertebrates, 400 corals, and over 400 marine plants at Fiji’s Grand Central Station and Chimneys, which is conserved by the Namina Marine Reserve.
  2. Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, also referred to as PNG, is a part of the Bismarck Archipelago and it forms the southern ridge of the Ring of Fire. PNG is another area in the Coral Triangle, which contains around 52,000 square kilometers of reef systems and about 400 species of coral, with lots of healthy, colorful coral gardens. Other marine life such as whales and dolphins also frequent this area.
  3. Solomon Island: Also, a part of the Coral Triangle, the reefs in the Solomon Islands contain around 494 coral species, making the Solomon Islands one of the most diverse coral systems in the world. With a total coral reef area of 3,591 km2, various marine life such as whales, dolphins, dugongs, and turtles thrive.
  4. The Red Sea Coral Reef, Red Sea: the Red Sea is located in the northernmost part of the Indian Ocean and is rimmed by shallow submarine shelves and extensive fringing reef systems. The reefs here are approximately 1,200 miles long and over 5,000 years old. Over 300 hard coral species make their home here, with the dominant corals being Acropora and Porites.
  5. Raja Ampat, Indonesia: Raja Ampat is located at the intersection of the Indian and Pacific Ocean, right in the heart of the prestigious Coral Triangle. The powerful deep sea-currents funnel nutrients into the coral reefs, making Raja Ampat a “species factory.”

 

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