Coral reefs prevent more than $1.8 billion a year in U.S. flood damage

https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/07/coral-reefs-prevent-more-than-1-8-billion-a-year-in-u-s-flood-damage/

Coral reefs provide a home to so many different creatures that they’re sometimes called “rainforests of the sea.” And near the shore, they help absorb wave energy. So as extreme storms grow more common, coral reefs help protect coastal communities from flooding and storm surge. “Coral reefs provide critical