The 13 Most Endangered Sea Creatures

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Dive into our endangered oceans with these photos of the smallest shrimps to the largest whales. Despite the threats, no marine species received additional protection by the recent United Nations CITES convention. See more amazing wildlife photos.

By Gloria Dawson and Dan Shapley The Daily Green

Coral gives other sea creatures protection and a place to breed and spawn. Coral also helps people out too — coral has many pharmaceutical properties.

Why coral is in trouble: This fundamental part of the ocean is incredibly sensitive; ocean acidification and bottom trawling commercial fishing are its major threats.

Take action: Visit Oceana and learn more about coral and its vital role in the ocean’s ecosystem.

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