The health of the coral reefs matters to us, too

The past few years have been tough times for coral reefs around the planet. If you’re not a diver, perhaps you don’t care — but you should. The reefs are a kind of canary in the coal mine for global health and if they’re in a state of failure, that doesn’t bode well for us land dwellers.

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