Photo: World's Largest Marine Reserve Declared



Spectacular table corals that take decades to form are found throughout the shallow-water reefs of the Phoenix Islands, Kiribati, where the world's largest marine reserve was declared on February 14, 2008.

These types of corals can be easily destroyed by commercial fishing—an activity the Kiribati government aims to reduce and partially replace with tourism.

Photograph by David Obura


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