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Coral Reefs in Crisis

Coral reefs make up less than one percent of the ocean environment, but they are home to 32 or 34 animal phyla living there (rainforests, by contrast, contain 9 animal phyla). Valued at $29 billion/year in fishing and tourism, coral reefs also provide critical protein for hundreds of millions of people. 


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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