Coral Reefs In South Pacific Get Much-Needed Protection04:35
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Spectacular table corals that take decades to form are found throughout the shallow water coral reefs of the Phoenix Islands, Kiribati. (AP/New England Aquarium)
Spectacular table corals that take decades to form are found throughout the shallow water coral reefs of the Phoenix Islands, Kiribati. (AP/New England Aquarium)

The world's largest marine World Heritage Site is located in the nation of islands known as Kiribati, which is pronounced 'kirabas'.

Researcher Randi Rotjan of the New England Aquarium explains what this means for the coral surrounding the islands, the fishermen who live there, and the environment.

This segment aired on January 5, 2011.

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