Conservation and Importance

Cold-water coral reefs should be thriving environments as rich in diversity as tropical coral reefs, the image below shows healthy speceies of cold water coral and the diversity of life that live on them (Figure 12). The following pages will give a summary on the importance of conserving these environments and the need for International protection.

Figure 12: C.secundum and unidentified species of Octocorals (Baco 2007)

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