There’s so much going on under the ocean that we don’t think about. Clownfish, eels and parrotfish are making their homes among the corals. Jellyfish and sea stars are clinging to its surface. Crabs, shrimp, and lobsters are maneuvering through the cracks. Sea snakes and octopuses are blending into the coral in efforts to sneak up on their prey. Coral Reefs create an insanely diverse ecosystem. A system that covers less than one percent of the earth’s surface and less than two percent of the ocean’s floor, yet is essential for 25 percent of ocean species. Its colors are so vibrant and inviting with the reds, purples and yellows. It really gives you a glimpse into a realm in which we are only visitors. The “rainforest of the sea” many have called it and for good reasons. Read the full article at Modern Treatise
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