How Does it Affect Us?

Us humans also rely on coral reefs as well. We rely on coral reefs for food, as they can be used for fishing, as long as it is done responsibly. Fishing and the industry as a whole is a job for many. Many countries also rely on reefs for tourism, which is a large source of money for them. Reefs also protect many communities from hazards such as storms, tsunamis, floods, and erosion. Even medicine can be sourced from coral reefs!