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Global coral reef expansion uncovered in Australian research revolutionizes conservation efforts

A recent study led by the University of Queensland has uncovered a significant discovery regarding coral reefs worldwide. Utilizing advanced satellite technology, researchers identified an expansive area of 134,364 square miles encompassing shallow coral reefs.

This finding holds immense importance as coral reefs are integral to marine ecosystems, supporting a quarter of marine life and benefiting the livelihoods of billions globally. The detailed maps generated from this study are accessible to scientists and policymakers alike, facilitating informed decisions for the conservation and management of these crucial habitats.

Moreover, they are publicly accessible through platforms like the Allen Coral Atlas and Google Earth Engine, empowering scientists, policymakers, and local communities to make informed decisions regarding reef conservation.The newfound understanding of coral reef distribution and structure facilitates targeted conservation strategies, benefiting regions such as Australia, Indonesia, Fiji, and numerous other coastal areas.

This collective effort underscores the global significance of coral reef preservation and the need for concerted action to protect these vital marine ecosystems for future generations.

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