info request: global coral reef coverage

Tanya Dobrzynski aoctd at
Fri Feb 14 10:46:12 EST 1997

Can anyone verify either of the following fisgure for global coral 
reef coverage?  I have read most often 600,000 sq km but recently 
heard that 230,000 sq km is a more accurate assessment.

Thanks for your time,

Tanya Dobrzynski
American Oceans Campaign
aoctd at

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