Thailand Travel Guide

Coral Reefs



Coral Reefs

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Thailand’s best coral reefs are found in the Andaman Sea. These reefs, which are composed of countless tiny marine animals, grow extremely slowly: 3 ft (1 m) of coral reef can take 1,000 years to form. As a coral reef is an excellent source of food and shelter, it provides the base for a unique and diverse marine ecosystem. The reef consists of reef builders (mainly hard corals, whose limestone skeletons form the basis of the reef) and reef dwellers, such as sea urchins, whose remains may also help build the reef when they die. Although the 2004 tsunami did damage many reefs, especially those of the Surin, Similan, and Phi Phi islands, initial reports of great devastation were inaccurate

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