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Corals shelter most of the fish in the ocean and other marine life, which means that a coral’s existence ensures the survival of marine life. We are proud to say that the Coral Reef Restoration Programme (CRRP) has already seen marine life thrive through the many coral fragments planted in areas that include Khorfakkan and Dibba.

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About Our Corals

Check out some of these exciting coral facts!

There are more than 2,000 species of corals

Corals come in various shapes and sizes and come in different species. More than 2,000 species of corals have already been identified, and more are being discovered.

The largest coral reef on Earth

Located on the northeastern coast of Australia, The Great Barrier Reef is home to about 3,000 coral reefs stretching almost 2,300 kilometres! It’s so big that it can be seen from outer space!

Corals are older than dinosaurs

These incredible marine species are believed to have existed long before humans. In fact, there is evidence to suggest some corals alike today started growing more than 50 million years ago!

Algae is the reason why corals are colourful

Corals are wonderful to look at, and their brilliant colour is due to the algae found inside them. Colour is the best indicator of their health because a stressed or dying coral will come in white or translucent colour.

A quarter of marine species live in corals

Coral reefs make up a small portion of the ocean’s topography, and it is estimated to be the home of around 25 per cent of all marine life on the entire planet.

Corals act as a barrier from storms or hurricanes

Corals are more than just home to marine animals. Corals provide various benefits that don’t just benefit the sea but also us humans!