If I could just interrupt you for a second…

So I just read this:

“Tens of millions of people in over 100 countries with coral reefs along their coastline depend on the economic and social goods and services provided by these rich ecosystems, valued at U.S.$ 375×1012/year.”

That’s from a book called “Coral Bleaching: Patterns, Processes, Causes and Consequences (Ecological Studies)“, edited by Madeleine van Oppen and Janice Lough.

Let’s take that number out of scientific notation shall we? Each year, coral reefs around the world are estimated to contribute $3 750 000 000 000. What?!

Also that was from a study done in 2003… so there should be a correction for inflation there somewhere….

This number just blew my mind, so I thought I’d share 🙂

As you were.

 

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