Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems composed of skeletons of coral and marine invertebrate animals. Florida coral reefs consist of a wide variety of clinging, digging, swimming, and scuttling invertebrates like sea sponges, anemones, sea fans and brain corals. The three main types of coral reefs found around the world are atolls, fringing reefs, and barrier reefs. Coral reefs house over tens of thousands of marine species. These marine habitats make up less than 1 percent of the ocean floor; however, provide more than 25 percent of marine life.
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