Ocean Science Fact: Coral Reefs = Protection


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.

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