Ocean Science Fact: Coral Reefs = Protection

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Ocean Science Fact

Coral Reefs = Protection

Study shows that coral reefs provide substantial protection against natural hazards by reducing wave energy by an average of 97%.

There are 100 million or more people who may receive risk reduction benefits from reefs or bear hazard mitigation and adaptation costs if reefs are degraded.

Read more here.

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Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) Programme
Fisheries, Aquaculture & Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division
Geoscience, Energy and Maritime (GEM) Division
Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS)

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