Large construction vehicles remove habitat from a beach.

Habitat Destruction

PreviewA bluefin trevally swims in Hawaii’s Maro Coral Reef, part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

Two Views of Coral Reefs

Coral reefs can be vibrant ecosystems, but they are also vulnerable to human activities. This image gallery reveals the beauty and plight of coral reefs. 

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Are You An Educator?

At Smithsonian Ocean, we have lesson plans, activities, and resources to help you engage your students in the wonders of our oceans.
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