Coral reef settling into new home.

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As Dubai develops its coastline, so the marine environment comes under increasing threat. A year after it was dragged 18 kilometres through the ocean to make way for a construction project off Dubai's coastline, a fragile coral reef appears to be adjusting to life at its new home. The 2,200-square-metre reef had grown for 25 years on the breakwater of Dubai dry dock, but was moved last year after the property developer Nakheel announced plans to build a new logistics facility in the area to ship construction materials to The World...

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