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Southeast Asia coral reefs

Southeast Asian coral reefs have the highest levels of biodiversity for the world's marine ecosystems.

They serve many functions, such as forming the core of livelihood for subsistence fishermen and even function as jewelry and construction materials.

Bleaching is one significant threat to the corals.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Southeast Asia coral reefs", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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