BENEATH.ME.

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Saturday, August 08, 2009
Fact: Coral reefs are among the oldest ecosystems on Earth.
Fact: Coral reefs are the largest living structure on the planet.
Fact: Although coral reefs cover less than 1% of the Earth’s surface,
they are home to 25% of all marine fish species.
Fact: 500 million people rely on coral reefs for their food and livelihoods.
Fact: Coral reefs form natural barriers that protect nearby shorelines from the
eroding forces of the sea, thereby protecting coastal dwellings, agricultural land and beaches.
Fact: Without the existence of coral reefs, parts of Florida would be under water.
Fact: Coral reefs have been used in the treatment of cancer, HIV, cardiovascular diseases and ulcers.
Fact: Corals' porous limestone skeletons have been used for human bone grafts.
Fact: It is estimated that coral reefs provide $375 billion per year around the world in goods and services.
Fact: If the present rate of destruction continues, 70% of the world's coral reefs will be destroyed by the year 2050.

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9 comments on "BENEATH.ME."
  1. Beautiful!!!! I love fish & other water animals!! Great pics!!

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  2. Gorgeous photos! Can't wait for my trip to Asia later this year. Miss snorkeling.

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  3. hi! just wondering, how tall are you?

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  4. hi darling. no problem. i am hapy that so much people join you blog!!!
    could you add me to oyur blogroll?
    this would be so cool!
    thanks
    love lara

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  5. Hey Anonymous,
    I'm only 5'4"!

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  6. Well I think that mine works well because I use it religiously. If I skip even one night, I have the tendency to break out the next day... which kind of scares me, but that just makes me remember every night. Weird thing though: it doesn't work past it's expiration date. So check that out.

    My skin gets kind of dried out by it too, but I just moisturize in the morning and everything is fine.

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  7. very insightful- thanks for all the tips :)

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