Coral reefs may host the highest biodiversity on Earth. Tourism and recreation add to the economic value of reefs. Fringing reefs protect shorelines from storm surges and erosion.
But coral reefs may be the most vulnerable to all the climate stressors — rising temperatures, acidification, invasion by pathogens, higher sea levels and increased frequency of severe storms.
Here’s what you—yes, you!—can do to protect our blue planet.