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September 16, 2010
Oil Spills and Coral Reefs

Healthy coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse and economically valuable ecosystems on earth Coral ecosystems provide a source of food for millions; protect coastlines from storms and erosion; provide habitat, spawning and nursery grounds for economically important fish species; provide jobs and income to local economies from fishing, recreation, and tourism; are a source of new medicines, and are hotspots of marine biodiversity.

Oil Spills and Coral Reefs