Future of the Environment

The 'Coral Triangle' is the largest of its kind, and it's dying

Divers swim above a bed of corals off Malaysia's Tioman island in the South China Sea May 4, 2008.  Coral reefs are vulnerable to climate change and without rapid genetic adaptation, they will not survive projected sea temperature increases over the next 50 years, experts say.  REUTERS/David Loh   (MALAYSIA)

The Coral Triangle occupies 1.5% of the world's total ocean area, but represents 30% of the world's coral reefs. Image: REUTERS/David Loh

Alex Gray
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 The Coral Triangle has more coral fish diversity than anywhere in the world.
Image: The Coral Triangle Atlas
 The Coral Triangle is one of the world's most biodiverse regions.
Image: WWF
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