CORAL REEFS                        

  Coral Reefs of the World
Major Oceanic Coral Reef Regions
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There are three distinct oceanic regions of the earth that are home to coral reefs

Major coral reefs are seen as red dots on this NOAA worldmap. Most of the reefs,
with a few exceptions are found in tropical and semitropical waters,
 between 30 degrees north and 30 degrees south latitudes.

NOAA Reef Maps: Coral Reefs Of The World

Reef Base's Global Information System For Coral Reefs



The major reference used by the author for this section of the website is The World Atlas of Coral Reefs, by Mark D. Spalding, Corinna Ravilious and Edmund P. Green, published by the University of California Press . This outstanding atlas is highly recommended as the primary resource for more detailed information about coral reefs worldwide. For more complete and in-depth coverage of the topics presented in this webpage, I recommend highly purchasing a copy of this beautifully illustrated book. Just click on the University of California Press link above to do so.