The ocean is a vast and mysterious place, inhabited by living things that create colors and life to this seemingly plain body of water on the surface. One of its many marine habitats are the coral reefs. Coral Reefs are described scientifically as underwater structures that are made from calcium carbonate secreted by corals. They do not only adds beauty to the sea bed but also provides shelter to animals and plays an important role to the ecosystem by removing and recycling carbon dioxide.

Because of their vibrant colors and unique structures, coral reefs also plays an important role in promoting tourism in cities worldwide. Many people would pay and travel to popular places with great reefs just to see them. Hence, beautiful coral reefs are protected and kept in secured places to allow them to develop and be enjoyed at the same time. Pictures of Coral Reefs compiles some interesting images of the coral reefs as captured by photographers around the world. See how these amazing marine habitat are immortalized through these images!!!

Nemo hiding
Source: http://lloydg.deviantart.com/art/Nemo-hiding-75004966
Chromis ternatensis
Image By: emtect
Coral
Source: http://canonnewbe.deviantart.com/art/Coral-130746588
Chalice coral,
Source: http://oobrieoo.deviantart.com/art/Chalice-coral-quot-eye-quot-macro-144154979
Nano Reef
Source: http://oobrieoo.deviantart.com/art/Nano-Reef-72312116
Reef
Image By: agnetha
Coral reef
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39443403@N07/3785886028/
Coral reef
Source: http://rabidwolfspider.deviantart.com/art/Coral-reef-01-82144379
Little Clownfish From the Reef
Source: http://micio.deviantart.com/art/Little-Clownfish-From-the-Reef-113939841
Coral Reef
Source: http://imnotokay28.deviantart.com/art/Coral-Reef-204995452
reef
Source: http://samygpunkt.deviantart.com/art/reef-278087907
Chalice coral desktop
Source: http://oobrieoo.deviantart.com/art/Chalice-coral-desktop-144154869
Coral Reef
Source: http://acaitlynw.deviantart.com/art/Coral-Reef-99831384
Noble Coral with a basket Star
Source: http://fluggs.deviantart.com/art/Noble-Coral-with-a-basket-Star-126464829
More Coral
Source: http://amt-moremoremore.deviantart.com/art/More-Coral-190969444
Sea Cucumbers
Source: http://chrysemys.deviantart.com/art/Sea-Cucumbers-41303389
Finger Leather Coral
Source: http://echoofformless.deviantart.com/art/Finger-Leather-Coral-108737157
Coral Reef
Source: http://thebobson.deviantart.com/art/Coral-Reef-69779282
Mini Coral Reef
Source: http://killerbrownie37.deviantart.com/art/Mini-Coral-Reef-336550277
Coral Reef
Source: http://shottysniperz.deviantart.com/art/Coral-Reef-135693727
Reef Coral
Source: http://angelicque.deviantart.com/art/Reef-Coral-III-152681377
The Reef Update
Source: http://nanakorobiyaoki.deviantart.com/art/The-Reef-Update-213672551
The Great Reef
Image By: kitsune-no-gekokujou
Coral reef
Image By: MadameBonsai
Nano Reef under Actinic
Image By: oOBrieOo
Under water
Source: http://onestar2010.deviantart.com/art/Under-water-107956344
Coral Reef
Source: http://kodakboy.deviantart.com/art/Coral-Reef-II-197147616
If Midas Touched Some Coral
Source: http://x5-442.deviantart.com/art/If-Midas-Touched-Some-Coral-95136957
Great Barrier Reef bis
Source: http://zouvage.deviantart.com/art/Great-Barrier-Reef-bis-76547117
London zoo coral reefs
Source: http://macrodger.deviantart.com/art/London-zoo-coral-reefs-171800713
Nano Reef
Source: http://edplozaiphotography.deviantart.com/art/Nano-Reef-II-204574330
Ricordea Florida Coral 1
Source: http://eksong.deviantart.com/art/Ricordea-Florida-Coral-1-113155473
SPS Coral and Crocea display
Source: http://oobrieoo.deviantart.com/art/SPS-Coral-and-Crocea-display-80727768
Coral color
Source: http://lloydg.deviantart.com/art/Coral-color-75005134
Nemesis Nano - pico reef tank
Image By: Sunstars
Rhyzotrochus typus
Source: http://oobrieoo.deviantart.com/art/Rhyzotrochus-typus-144156700
Coral Reef
Source: http://derek150.deviantart.com/art/Coral-Reef-217187029
Hammer coral
Source: http://lango77.deviantart.com/art/Hammer-coral-257763722

Coral reefs develops mostly in shallow, warm water, near land and mostly in the tropics. Among the famous places where amazing coral reefs can be seen are Australia, Maldives, Florida, and Honduras. Of course, there are marine life exhibitions where coral reefs are also showcased.

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