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November 6, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Ian Somerhalder is Coral Reef>> 

 “-do you realize that one quarter of marine life depends on me, I am the nursery of the see. I am the protein factory for the world!! Yet you raise the temperature of the ocean so I can’t live here anymore. Here’s a crazy thought, STOP killing me.

You may never see this “nursery of the sea” in person — but you need it more than you think.

While coral reefs cover less than 1% of the ocean floor, they support an estimated 25% of all marine life — including the fish that ends up on your dinner plate.

But beyond harboring much of the world’s protein, coral reefs also provide shoreline protection from storms, new medicines that could treat cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, and livelihoods centered around tourism.

It should be no mystery, then, how valuable coral reefs are to people. Yet, people are their…

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