Development along the coastal regions has significant negative effects on coral reefs. The reefs are an essential part of the ocean’s ecosystem, and when people build structures on top of them, they are easily damaged because they are so fragile.
-Coral reefs are a very important component of the ocean’s ecosystem because they support sea life, such as crabs and sea turtles. In fact, over four thousand species depend on the survival of the reefs, which are being destroyed by bleaching. More must be done immediately to save the reefs.
-Coral reefs are important for many different reasons aside from supposedly containing the most diverse ecosystems on the planet.
-They protect coastlines from the damaging effects of wave action and tropical storms ( they provide a buffer, protecting our coasts from waves, storms, and floods, helping to prevent loss of life, property damage, and erosion) and also provide habitats and shelter for many marine organisms.