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Colorful Coral Reef

Coral reefs are underwater structures made from calcium carbonate secreted by corals. Coral reefs are colonies of tiny living animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups. The polyps are like tiny sea anemones, to which they are closely related. Unlike sea anemones, coral polyps secrete hard carbonate exoskeletons which support and protect their bodies. Reefs grow best in warm, shallow, clear, sunny and agitated waters (wikipedia). Here are colorful color reef images……
















Often called “rainforests of the sea”, coral reefs form some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. They occupy less than 0.1% of the world’s ocean surface, about half the area of France, yet they provide a home for 25% of all marine species, including fish, mollusks, worms, crustaceans, echinoderms, sponges, tunicates and other cnidarians. Paradoxically, coral reefs flourish even though they are surrounded by ocean waters that provide few nutrients. They are most commonly found at shallow depths in tropical waters, but deep water and cold water corals also exist on smaller scales in other areas.

The Tourists Heaven – Maldives

Maldive Islands, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean formed by a double chain of twenty-six atolls oriented. It s renounced for its amazing and peaceful beautiful islands and also for its coral reef life. There are many tourists hotels and spots and the main focus of Maldives have always been on tourism. The interesting note about Maldives is that its highest point above sea-level is only 7 feet. The water in these islands is so crystal clear that it is hard to believe that some pics taken are real.

We present few pictures of this lovely Islands Country, hope you enjoy it.

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

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