Coral reefs provide habitat for thousands of
different species - Many of these are brightly colored
and adapted to very specific ways of life. Like terrestrial
rain forests, reefs are disappearing rapidly as a result of human activities, including pollution, and overfishing.
Habitat and survival go hand in hand. Some
animals and plants can survive only in one specific type of habitat - when their habitat disappears, so do they. Sadly it is becoming apparent that the effects people have on the land
extend to the sea. It is only with knowledge and education that this destruction can be controlled.