A 2011 report has found that the Coral Sea is one of the most diverse habitats for sharks and tuna.
About 52 species of deep-water sharks, rays and chimaera fish were recorded in the Coral Sea - 18 of which are endemic to that ecosystem - while it also holds the world’s only confirmed spawning aggregation of black marlin.
Numerous threatened and migratory whales, turtles and sharks, as well as tuna and billfish, are found in the open sea while cays provided habitat and roosting places for seabirds and nesting spots for endangered green turtles.
A reminder of why we must always protect the Ocean and Coral Reef.
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