https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/corals/coral07_importance.html

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. Coral reefs support more species per unit area than any other marine environment, ...

https://www.noaa.gov/explainers/coral-reefs-essential-and-threatened

Apr 14, 2016 ... Healthy coral reefs are one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth. They provide billions of dollars in economic and environmental services, ...

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/ocean/corals/

Hidden beneath the ocean waters, coral reefs teem with life. Coral reefs ... These important habitats are threatened by a range of human activities. Many of the ...

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/coral_protect.html

The coral reef structure buffers shorelines against waves, storms, and floods, helping to prevent loss of life, property damage, and erosion. When reefs are ...

https://celebrating200years.noaa.gov/foundations/coral/side.html

Hidden beneath the ocean's waters, coral reefs teem with life. ... In the U.S. territory American Samoa, coral reefs play an important cultural role and supply over ...

https://www.noaa.gov/education/resource-collections/marine-life-education-resources/coral-reef-ecosystems

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. ... These ecosystems are culturally important to indigenous people around the world. Corals ...

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/tutorial_corals/coral11_protecting.html

Coral reefs are some of the most biologically rich and economically valuable ecosystems on Earth. They provide food, jobs, income, and protection to billions of ...

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/corals/supp_coral_roadmap.html

Links to descriptions of the coral reef activities conducted by various ...

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/tutorial_corals/welcome.html

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Thousands of species rely on reefs for survival. Thousands of communities all over the world ...

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/oct17/coral-economy.html

Healthy coral reef ecosystems do everything from supporting millions of jobs to protecting lives and valuable coastal infrastructure, like hotels and roads, from ...