Meet the Coral Reefs of Your National Marine Sanctuary System: Part I

April 2023

Meet the coral reefs of your National Marine Sanctuary System! Even though coral reefs occupy less than 0.1% of the world’s ocean area, they are one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet and they provide numerous ecosystem services to humans worldwide. Coral reefs can be found in several marine sanctuaries and monuments from the Pacific Islands to the Gulf of Mexico.

Watch Part 2 to learn some of the threats that coral reefs are facing now.