“The total area of the planet that is covered in coral reefs is larger than previously thought, according to the most comprehensive high-resolution assessment of the world’s corals to date.

Shallow coral reefs cover about 348,000 square kilometers (or about 134,000 square miles) of the globe’s surface — an area larger than the state of New Mexico. The results from new University of Queensland-led research compare to previous estimates ranging from roughly 154,000 to 301,000 square kilometers.”

From Bloomberg.