Nearly 600 different species of reef-building corals are found in the Coral Triangle, a marine area located in the western Pacific Ocean. It includes the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Solomon Islands.
Although many fish spawn in the Coral Triangle, it is a very important place for tuna. Over 2,000 species of reef fishes find refuge in the underwater gardens.
About Coral Reefs
Destructive fishing methods, such as dynamite fishing, are still widely practiced. Blasting destroys over 200 square feet of coral reef at a time, which leaves behind empty craters devoid of life. The practice devastates reefs and kills animals that live around them.