View Full Version : The Coral Triangle

03-10-2020, 02:16 AM
Eastern Indonesia,Timor Leste,The Phillipines,Papua New Guinea,and the Solomon Islands are part of a Pacific region called "The Coral Triangle",the most Biodiverse region on Earth and also called "The Amazon of the Sea".While only covering 1.6% of the planetís oceanic area, the region has 76% of all known coral species in the world.It alao encompasses the highest diversity of coral reef fishes in the world.More than 3,000 species of fish live in the Coral Triangle, including the largest fish - the whale shark, and the coelacanth. The Coral Triangle is the epicentre for the biodiversity of not only corals and fish, but many other marine organisms as well. It also provides habitat to six out of the world's seven marine turtle species.