" Cradle to Myriads of Species
Millennia to Create
Moments to Destroy "
" There has long been a belief that the sea, at least, was inviolate,
beyond man's ability to change and to despoil. But this belief, unfortunately,
has proved to be naive. "
overfishing, and overuse
have put many of our unique reefs at risk. Their disappearance would destroy
the habitat of countless species. It would unravel the web of marine life
that holds the potential for new chemicals, new medicines, unlocking new
mysteries. It would have a devastating effect on the coastal communities
from Cairns to Key West, Florida -- communities whose livelihood depends
upon the reefs. "
--President Bill Clinton
Is Coral an Animal, Mineral or a Vegetable?
Go " FORWARD "
to find out!