Climate change which is caused by greenhouse gases are likely to result in annual costs of nearly US$ 2 trillion in damage to the oceans by 2100, according to a new Swedish study.
A new study offers some of the strongest evidence linking carbon emissions to coral reef damage.
According to a report which follows from an earlier study on the health on coral reefs, more than 90 percent of reefs will be threatened by 2030.
Twelve years after the severe global bleaching of 1998, corals are once again showing signs of stress from rising water temperatures.
The coral triangle region is known as the center of marine biodiversity. The six countries encompassing the region are Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste.