• Coral Reefs and Their Conservation — A Review

    Amita Saxena


    Coral reefs are colonies of tiny animals found in marine water which is having nutrients/minerals. Most of the coral reef built from stony coral polyps in a big group of cnidaria. Polyps secrete hard carbonate exoskeletons for support and protection. It is a rainforest of sea which better grow inwarm, shallow, sunny, clear and agitated water,but in deep waters and cold waterthey also exist in small scales. Coral reefs are good for fisheries, tourism and shoreline protection. The annual global economic value of coral reefs is about US$30.1-37.5 billion.

    Keywords: Coral, reefs, corallum, tourism, fisheries conservation.

    Pages: 187 – 206 | Full PDF Paper