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Coral Reefs Twice Size of Manila Destroyed


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Philip C. Tubeza

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

May 25, 2011


Manila, Philippines - "The crime was described as "the rape of the ocean."


Poachers decimated an entire "reef complex"—almost twice as big as Manila—off the coast of Cotabato province when they harvested more than 21,000 pieces of black coral and killed 161 endangered turtles and other marine life, officials said Tuesday.


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