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Coral Reefs Provide Ecosystem Services Worth Billions

"The ecosystem services have actually been valued at $3 billion – meaning that the protection that these reefs give against tsunami waves, against coastal erosion is a dollar figure that we can never engineer anything as effective as our reefs, and in order for them to work, they have to be healthy," said Richmond. - quote from article at

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