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    Buck Island Reef

    National Monument Virgin Islands

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Coral Reef Damage Caused by Hurrican Hugo in 1989

Worldwide, coral reefs are fast disappearing. They are slow-growing and vulnerable to pollution, sedimentation, overfishing, warming of the seas, and boat damage. Because corals thrive only in a narrow range of conditions, biologists see their plight as a planetary danger signal.