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An Introduction to the Coral Triangle

Coral Triangle: Underwater03

Image Source: Reef-World Foundation

The Coral Triangle represents the center of the world’s marine biodiversity, and yet it covers only 1.6 percent of the planet’s oceanic area.


Have you ever dived in Malaysia, Indonesia, or the Philippines? It would be no surprise if these were some of your best dives. These three countries, plus Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and East Timor, are in the heart of the Coral Triangle. This global epicenter of marine biodiversity surprisingly covers only 1.6 percent of the planet’s oceanic area. By Juliana Corrales, Reef-World Foundation.

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