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Seaview Science: Why is coral reef decline a bad thing?

XL Catlin Seaview Survey Chief Scientist, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg explains the importance of the coral reefs, both in terms of their part in the global environment and their benefits for society. A baseline survey, such as the XL Catlin Seaview Survey, is important so that the decline in the global coral coverage can be addressed and appropriate management techniques can be employed.