42 Coral Reefs


Unless you’re scuba diving or snorkeling in tropical waters, you won’t ever get to see nature’s wide variety of stunning coral reefs. Coral are animals and have been reef building for the past 25 million years. Most reefs that you see today have taken between five to ten thousand years to form, and all together form more than 5,000 miles of reefs. Although coral reefs sustain a healthy balance to underwater life, they are very fragile and are being destroyed by climate changes and dying from pollutants in the oceans. Worried you won’t get to see them? You can explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef any time with Google Maps.

 

14 comments
FLpro
FLpro

I was snorkeling a reef in Jamaica and bumped into a Rastafarian down there gathering tropical fish to sell at the market... I yelled out "Ya Ras-Clot!" but luckily he didn't hear me : ) ...Nice pics Pips!

BadNewsJeff
BadNewsJeff

Can you spot the Cambodian Chocolate Starfish?  Beautiful.

The Nature Boy
The Nature Boy

more entertaining than jimmy buffet and the coral reefer band

SpongeSteve
SpongeSteve

I hope this brings back coral reef sanders

Vickroy
Vickroy

I'll be sure to check out the Hawaii'n coral reef in 2 days. Don't hate, just say'n.

AaronInDunedin
AaronInDunedin

The blue hole (in Belize) is cool...lots of sharks, but by no means the best diving there. The ruins and jungles pretty badass too.

FanBoy1
FanBoy1

No Guam Love? When I was stationed on Guam I logged over 200 dives.... It spoiled me on diving. Fantastic things to see.

Also Truk Lagoon and Saipan are awesome dives. but I only did those twice.

filler
filler

terrifyingly beautiful

FLpro
FLpro

<-------jealous!