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Photos: Underwater Google Street View Reveals Stunning Corals

Appreciating Coral Reefs

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Less than 1 percent of humans have ever dived on a coral reef, according to project leader Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, a reef scientist at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Public Awareness

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One of the project's aims is to increase public awareness of the threats coral reefs face.

Monitoring Reefs

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Over time, scientists will be able to measure how the reefs respond to pressures from the environment.