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Coral Diversity to Rival the Great Barrier Reef
By Angela Messina, September 21, 2012 @ 11:32 AM (EST)
Source: LiveScience

A recent survey of coral species in the West Indian Ocean yielded a surprisingly high number of species, and scientists predict that some areas might even rival the Great Barrier Reef.

Coral diversity was especially high around the island of Madagascar and in the Mozambique Channel, which is the waterway that separates the island of Madagascar from the African continent. Researchers found from 250 to 300 different coral species in the Channel.

Researchers found a total of 369 coral species in the greater West Indian Ocean, but estimate that there could be more like 450 distinct species in the area.

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