The world has lost about half its coral reefs in the last 30 years, we’re in Kenya to find out why they’re so crucial.
Coral reefs contain the most diverse ecosystems on the planet.
They’re crucial for fish reproduction and protecting shorelines from tropical storms.
But the world has lost about half of them in the last 30 years, and most of what remains could be gone by 2050.
Rising sea temperatures, because of climate change, are a key factor in their destruction.
Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from the coast of Kenya.
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