Following on the heels of World Ocean Day on June 8, is Coral Triangle Day, June 9.
The Coral Triangle (CT) is a roughly triangular area in the tropical waters of South East Asia. The Coral Triangle is recognized as a global centre of marine biodiversity and is a global priority for conservation. Known as the “Amazon of the seas,” it covers 5.7 million square kilometres (2,200,000 sq mi) of ocean waters. It contains more than 76% of the world’s shallow-water reef-building coral species, 37% of its reef fish species, 50% of its razor clam species, six out of seven of the world’s sea turtle species, and the world’s largest mangrove forest.
It dwarfs other world-wide coral areas.
In 2014, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) reported that the gross domestic product of the marine ecosystem in the Coral Triangle is roughly $1.2 trillion per year and provides food to over 120 million people.
Coral Triangle Day was established on June 9, to celebrate and raise awareness of the ocean conservation and protection, especially on the Coral Triangle. Intended as an open-sourced event, the day is celebrated by individuals and organizations concerned with the Coral Triangle. Coral Triangle day was first observed on June 9, 2012.
Summarized from Wikipedia.
Learn more at coraltriangleday.org
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