First, they house a collection of diverse organisms, and contribute fisheries, which provide food items such as fish, crustaceans, and mollusks for animals and humans all over the world. Coral skeletons also are being used as bone substitutes in reconstructive bone surgery. They provide important medicine, and a compound that blocks ultra-violet rays. Coral reefs even help reduce global warming by taking carbon dioxide out of the air.
Coral reefs provide a house for many species. If they were to become extinct then future generations would not have the benefits that these animals have to offer, such as possible medicines, pest control, and carbon dioxide control. Fisheries are also contributed by corals, and if they were eliminated it would reduce the food source greatly. With the technology that has rapidly been discovered, we learn more and more about what we can do with bone structure and hard corals. Right now scientists are doing restructuring procedures and learning that bone tissue and blood vessels spread into the coral graft which eventually the bone replaces most of the coral implant. We should think about what could happen in the future, what future generations could do to improve bone structure disabilities. The possibilities are endless. .
There is evidence that suggests coral reefs could potentially provide important medicines, including anti-cancer drugs and a compound that blocks out UV rays. With the ozone layer depleting each day, people are going to need all the protection they can get from the sun's harmful rays. .
Organisms in coral reefs could possibly, make a cure for cancer! People are treating these living organisms as if they are nothing. If there were more education about these wonderful creatures people would not take the subject so lightly. These organisms not only provide protection from ultra-violet rays they also help slow down the depletion of the ozone layer by taking carbon dioxide out of the air.